Bill Text: IA HF2012 | 2013-2014 | 85th General Assembly | Introduced
Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the possession of a pistol, revolver, or ammunition by a person under the age of twenty-one in certain circumstances and making penalties applicable.
Status: (Introduced) 2014-01-30 - Passed subcommittee. [HF2012 Detail]
House File 2012 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2012 BY FISHER , WINDSCHITL , ALONS , LANDON , HEARTSILL , RIDING , KOESTER , and MUHLBAUER A BILL FOR An Act relating to the possession of a pistol, revolver, 1 or ammunition by a person under the age of twenty-one in 2 certain circumstances and making penalties applicable. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5138YH (3) 85 rh/rj
H.F. 2012 Section 1. Section 724.22, subsection 5, Code 2014, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 5. A parent or guardian or spouse who is twenty-one years 3 of age or older, of a person fourteen twelve years of age but 4 less than twenty-one may allow the person to possess a pistol 5 or revolver or the ammunition therefor for any lawful purpose 6 while under the direct supervision of the parent or guardian 7 or spouse who is twenty-one years of age or older, or while the 8 person receives instruction in the proper use thereof from an 9 instructor twenty-one years of age or older , with the consent 10 of such parent, guardian , or spouse. 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 Under current law, a person 14 years of age but less than 21 15 years of age may possess a pistol or revolver or the ammunition 16 for the pistol or revolver for any lawful purpose while under 17 the direct supervision of the person’s parent or guardian or 18 spouse who is 21 years of age or older, or while the person 19 receives instruction in the proper use of a pistol or revolver 20 from an instructor who is 21 or older with the consent of such 21 parent, guardian, or spouse. The bill lowers the age limit for 22 the person to possess a pistol or revolver or ammunition under 23 these circumstances to 12 years of age. Under Code section 24 724.22, subsection 2, a person who violates this provision 25 commits a serious misdemeanor for a first offense and a class 26 “D” felony for second and subsequent offenses. 27 -1- LSB 5138YH (3) 85 rh/rj 1/ 1