DE SB117 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on June 20 2017 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-01-10 - Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This bill allows a pellet gun, airbow, and most other air guns to be possessed and utilized for hunting in Delaware, however, it does not change the classification of airbows and higher powered air rifles as firearms. The bill also does not change that possession of weapons such as zip guns and other created weapons are illegal and listed as a dangerous weapon.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Dangerous Weapons.


Roll Calls

2017-06-20 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-01-10 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
2017-06-21 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
2017-06-20 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-14 Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2017-06-13 Introduced and Assigned to Corrections & Public Safety Committee in Senate

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