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Preemption of Firearms and Ammunition (Oppose – Mandate)

HB 1409 (Byrd) and SB 1884 (Rodrigues) expand the scope of when an individual or organization may file suit against a municipality for violating the state preemption on firearms and ammunition to include any local policies that are written or unwritten. Current law awards the prevailing plaintiff attorney fees. The bills would consider the plaintiff the prevailing party even if the local government voluntarily changes their ordinance or policy, written or unwritten. HB 1409 was substituted for SB 1884. SB 1884 passed the Senate (24-16) and passed the House (78-39). (Taggart)