PRINTER'S NO. 562
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY WATERS, BROWNLEE, O'BRIEN, DONATUCCI, BISHOP, K. BOYLE, SCHLOSSBERG, THOMAS, FRANKEL, V. BROWN, COHEN, ROEBUCK, KINSEY, BRIGGS, GAINEY, KIRKLAND, SIMS, STURLA AND SANTARSIERO, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
5Section 1. Short title.
8Section 2. Purposes.
9The purposes of this act are as follows:
1or recreational shooting.
2Section 3. Definitions.
7"Locking device." Includes the following:
8(1) A device that, if installed on a firearm and secured
9by means of a key or a mechanically, electronically or
10electromechanically operated combination lock, prevents the
11firearm from being discharged without first deactivating or
12removing the device.
13(2) A locking mechanism incorporated into the design of
14a firearm that prevents discharge of the firearm by a person
15who does not have access to the key or other device designed
16to unlock the mechanism.
17Section 4. Locking device for firearms.
18It shall be unlawful for a licensee to sell, deliver or
19transfer a firearm to a person other than another licensee
20unless the transferee is provided with or purchases a locking
21device for that firearm.
22Section 5. Exceptions.
25(1) Firearms for transfer to or possession by a law
26enforcement officer employed by any Federal, State or local
27government entity or rail police employed and certified by a
28rail carrier as a police officer whether on or off duty.
1(relating to antique firearms).
2(3) Firearms for transfer to a person for which a safety
3device is temporarily unavailable, provided that the licensed
4manufacturer, licensed importer or licensed dealer delivers
5to the transferee within 14 calendar days of the original
6date of the delivery of the firearm a safety device for the
8Section 6. Penalties.
15Section 7. Civil immunity.
16A person who has lawful possession and control of a firearm
17and who uses a safety device with the firearm shall be entitled
18to immunity from civil liability for damages resulting from the
19criminal or unlawful misuse of the firearm by a third party if:
27Section 8. Effective date.
28This act shall take effect in 60 days.