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                                                      PRINTER'S NO. 3085



No. 2144 Session of 2008

           WATSON, JANUARY 15, 2008


                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
     2     Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of
     3     false reports to law enforcement authorities, for the offense
     4     of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or
     5     transfer firearms and for the sale or transfer of firearms.

     6     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     7  hereby enacts as follows:
     8     Section 1.  Sections 4906(c), 6105(b) and 6111(b)(1) of Title
     9  18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to
    10  read:
    11  § 4906.  False reports to law enforcement authorities.
    12     * * *
    13     (c)  Grading.--
    14         (1)  If the violation of subsection (a) or (b) occurs
    15     during a declared state of emergency and the false report
    16     causes the resources of the law enforcement authority to be
    17     diverted from dealing with the declared state of emergency,
    18     the offense shall be graded one step greater than that set

     1     forth in the applicable subsection.
     2         (2)  If the violation of subsection (a) or (b) relates to
     3     a false report of the theft or loss of a firearm, as defined
     4     in section 5515 (relating to prohibiting of paramilitary
     5     training), the offense shall be graded one step greater than
     6     that set forth in the applicable subsection.
     7  § 6105.  Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell
     8             or transfer firearms.
     9     * * *
    10     (b)  Enumerated offenses.--The following offenses shall apply
    11  to subsection (a):
    12         Section 908 (relating to prohibited offensive weapons).
    13         Section 911 (relating to corrupt organizations).
    14         Section 912 (relating to possession of weapon on school
    15     property).
    16         Section 2502 (relating to murder).
    17         Section 2503 (relating to voluntary manslaughter).
    18         Section 2504 (relating to involuntary manslaughter) if
    19     the offense is based on the reckless use of a firearm.
    20         Section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault).
    21         Section 2703 (relating to assault by prisoner).
    22         Section 2704 (relating to assault by life prisoner).
    23         Section 2709.1 (relating to stalking).
    24         Section 2716 (relating to weapons of mass destruction).
    25         Section 2901 (relating to kidnapping).
    26         Section 2902 (relating to unlawful restraint).
    27         Section 2910 (relating to luring a child into a motor
    28     vehicle or structure).
    29         Section 3121 (relating to rape).
    30         Section 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual
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     1     intercourse).
     2         Section 3125 (relating to aggravated indecent assault).
     3         Section 3301 (relating to arson and related offenses).
     4         Section 3302 (relating to causing or risking
     5     catastrophe).
     6         Section 3502 (relating to burglary).
     7         Section 3503 (relating to criminal trespass) if the
     8     offense is graded a felony of the second degree or higher.
     9         Section 3701 (relating to robbery).
    10         Section 3702 (relating to robbery of motor vehicle).
    11         Section 3921 (relating to theft by unlawful taking or
    12     disposition) upon conviction of the second felony offense.
    13         Section 3923 (relating to theft by extortion) when the
    14     offense is accompanied by threats of violence.
    15         Section 3925 (relating to receiving stolen property) upon
    16     conviction of the second felony offense.
    17         Section 4906 (relating to false reports to law
    18     enforcement authorities) if the fictitious report involved
    19     the theft of a firearm as provided in section 4906(c)(2).
    20         Section 4912 (relating to impersonating a public servant)
    21     if the person is impersonating a law enforcement officer.
    22         Section 4952 (relating to intimidation of witnesses or
    23     victims).
    24         Section 4953 (relating to retaliation against witness
    25     [or], victim or party).
    26         Section 5121 (relating to escape).
    27         Section 5122 (relating to weapons or implements for
    28     escape).
    29         Section 5501(3) (relating to riot).
    30         Section 5515 (relating to prohibiting of paramilitary
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     1     training).
     2         Section 5516 (relating to facsimile weapons of mass
     3     destruction).
     4         Section 6110.1 (relating to possession of firearm by
     5     minor).
     6         Section 6301 (relating to corruption of minors).
     7         Section 6302 (relating to sale or lease of weapons and
     8     explosives).
     9         Any offense equivalent to any of the above-enumerated
    10     offenses under the prior laws of this Commonwealth or any
    11     offense equivalent to any of the above-enumerated offenses
    12     under the statutes of any other state or of the United
    13     States.
    14     * * *
    15  § 6111.  Sale or transfer of firearms.
    16     * * *
    17     (b)  Duty of seller.--No licensed importer, licensed
    18  manufacturer or licensed dealer shall sell or deliver any
    19  firearm to another person, other than a licensed importer,
    20  licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer or licensed collector,
    21  until the conditions of subsection (a) have been satisfied and
    22  until he has:
    23         (1)  For purposes of a firearm as defined in section 6102
    24     (relating to definitions), obtained a completed
    25     application/record of sale from the potential buyer or
    26     transferee to be filled out in triplicate, the original copy
    27     to be sent to the Pennsylvania State Police, postmarked via
    28     first class mail, within 14 days of the sale, one copy to be
    29     retained by the licensed importer, licensed manufacturer or
    30     licensed dealer for a period of 20 years and one copy to be
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     1     provided to the purchaser or transferee. The form of this
     2     application/record of sale shall be no more than one page in
     3     length and shall be promulgated by the Pennsylvania State
     4     Police and provided by the licensed importer, licensed
     5     manufacturer or licensed dealer. The application/record of
     6     sale shall include the name, address, birthdate, gender,
     7     race, physical description and Social Security number of the
     8     purchaser or transferee, the date of the application and the
     9     caliber, length of barrel, make, model and manufacturer's
    10     number of the firearm to be purchased or transferred. The
    11     application/record of sale shall also contain the following
    12     question:
    13         Are you the actual buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this
    14         application/record of sale? Warning: You are not the
    15         actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearm(s) on
    16         behalf of another person, unless you are legitimately
    17         acquiring the firearm as a gift for any of the following
    18         individuals who are legally eligible to own a firearm:
    19             (1)  spouse;
    20             (2)  parent;
    21             (3)  child;
    22             (4)  grandparent; or
    23             (5)  grandchild.
    24         * * *
    25     Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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