Bill Status of SB1440 94th General Assembly
Short Description: FIREARMS ACCOUNTABILITY
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein and Martin A. Sandoval
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Firearms Accountability Act. Provides that whenever any person intentionally or negligently delivers or causes to be delivered a firearm, firearm ammunition, or silencer to: (1) any person who is not legally authorized to possess that item; (2) a person who is purchasing the item on behalf of another person; or (3) any other person the deliverer knows or has reason to know will use the item unlawfully; the deliverer shall thereafter be civilly liable for the commission of any subsequent tortious conduct that directly or indirectly involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of the item by any person. Provides that a person bringing an action under the Act may be entitled to recover punitive damages if the conduct of the defendant that gave rise to the cause of action was either intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent. Provides that persons subject to liability under the Act are jointly and severally liable.