While the session is not yet over, we have passed both the first and second chamber deadlines. This means that bills that are not in committees without deadlines are effectively dead. Below are some of the bills Oregon Gun Owners have engaged with this session:
SB 554 – Creates storage requirements for gun owners and creates $500 fine for violation of storage requirement. Fines increase to $2,000 maximum if a minor obtains an unsecured firearm. Prohibits licensed CHL holders from carrying in the State Capitol, airports, and school districts if they choose to opt-in. Governor Brown signed into law on June 1, 2021 after passing both the Senate and House with bipartisan opposition.
HB 2510 – Would have required gun owners to secure firearms with a trigger or cable lock, or in a locked container/gun room at all times with few exceptions. Required gun owners to report theft within 72 hours and made gun owners strictly liable for injury to a person or property by an unsecured firearm within two years of the violation.
HB 2543 – Prohibits the transfer of a firearm by dealer or private party if State Police are unable to determine if the recipient is able to legal own the firearm.
HB 2872 – Creates tax credit for the cost of a criminal background check required by state law to transfer firearm.
HB 3005 – Repeals Oregon State preemption law that allows local jurisdictions to create exceptions to preemption.
HB 3268 – Prohibits possession of weapons in State Capitol except by police or military members performing duties.
SB 396 – Defines “undetectable firearms,” and creates punishments for manufacturing, importing, selling, or transferring “undetectable firearms” with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
SB 502 – Exempts firearm transferees who are a part of the Address Confidentiality Program from the private firearm transfer criminal background check requirement.
SB 503 – Creates reciprocity in Oregon for concealed handgun license holders in another state that recognizes Oregon concealed handgun licenses.
SB 585 – Repeals Oregon State preemption law that allows local jurisdictions to create exceptions to preemption. Senate version of HB 3005.
SB 592 – Bans lead shotgun pellets for hunting and creates a violation that is punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of 364 days, a $6,250 fine, or both. Also bans lead fishing weight usage.
SB 604 – Requires people to obtain a permit before purchasing a firearm. To obtain the permit, requirements include a firearms safety course completion along with current background check stipulations.
SB 816 Defines “school zone,” and makes it a Class C felony punishable by maximum of five years’ imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both if a person knowingly possesses or discharges a firearm in a school zone.