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 Bill Status of SB1440  94th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein and Martin A. Sandoval

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

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.

DateChamber Action
  2/23/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/23/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/23/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  3/2/2005SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/3/2005SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/9/2005SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/16/2005SenateHeld in Judiciary
  3/17/2005SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/18/2005SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

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