THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FARNESE, TARTAGLIONE, WASHINGTON AND HUGHES, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of
carrying a firearm without a license.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 6106(a) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 6106. Firearms not to be carried without a license.
(a) Offense defined.--
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), any person who
carries a firearm in any vehicle or any person who carries a
firearm concealed on or about his person, except in his place
of abode or fixed place of business, without a valid and
lawfully issued license under this chapter commits a felony
of the third degree[.] and shall, upon conviction, serve a
mandatory minimum one-year sentence.
(2) A person who is otherwise eligible to possess a
valid license under this chapter but carries a firearm in any
vehicle or any person who carries a firearm concealed on or
about his person, except in his place of abode or fixed place
of business, without a valid and lawfully issued license and
has not committed any other criminal violation commits a
misdemeanor of the first degree[.] and shall, upon
conviction, serve a mandatory minimum one-year sentence.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.