PRINTER'S NO. 776
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
625
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY COLLETT, FARNESE, FONTANA, SANTARSIERO, LEACH,
HUGHES, KEARNEY, COSTA, DINNIMAN, TARTAGLIONE AND MUTH,
MAY 13, 2019
REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MAY 13, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities)
of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and
other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on
the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in home rule
and optional plan government, further providing for
limitation on municipal powers.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 6120(a) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended and the section is amended by
adding a subsection to read:
§ 6120. Limitation on the regulation of firearms and
ammunition.
(a) General rule.--[No county, municipality or township]
Except as provided in subsection (a.4), no political subdivision
may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession,
transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition
components when carried or transported for purposes not
prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.
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(a.4) Exception.--A political subdivision may, by ordinance,
regulate the possession, transfer or transportation of firearms,
ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported
on any property owned, operated or maintained by the political
subdivision including, but not limited to:
(1) Buildings.
(2) Parks.
(3) Conveyances or vehicles.
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Section 2. Section 2962(g) of Title 53 is repealed:
§ 2962. Limitation on municipal powers.
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[(g) Regulation of firearms.--A municipality shall not enact
any ordinance or take any other action dealing with the
regulation of the transfer, ownership, transportation or
possession of firearms.]
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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