IN HB1296 | 2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 52-1)
Status: Passed on March 21 2022 - 100% progression
Action: 2022-03-21 - Public Law 175
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Firearms matters. Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun" and specifies the penalties for committing this crime. Allows particular individuals who do not meet the requirements to receive a handgun license and are not otherwise prohibited to carry a handgun in limited places. Allows a resident of Indiana to obtain in certain circumstances a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Makes theft of a firearm a Level 5 felony. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments and repeals obsolete provisions.

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Firearms matters.


Roll Calls

2022-03-08 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 30 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2022-03-08 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 68 N: 30 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2022-03-01 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 47 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2022-02-16 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 7 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2022-01-31 - House - House Floor - (Y: 91 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2022-01-24 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 11 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2022-03-21HousePublic Law 175
2022-03-21HouseSigned by the Governor
2022-03-15SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2022-03-09SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2022-03-09HouseSigned by the Speaker
2022-03-08SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 364: yeas 30, nays 20
2022-03-08HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 382: yeas 69, nays 30
2022-03-08SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2022-03-08HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2022-03-08SenateSenators Koch and Tomes added as conferees
2022-03-08SenateSenators Ford Jon and Griffin removed as conferees
2022-03-08HouseRepresentative Smaltz added as conferee
2022-03-08HouseRepresentative Austin removed as conferee
2022-03-08HouseRepresentatives Abbott D, Baird, Barrett, Bartels, Behning, Borders, Carbaugh, Cherry, Cook, Davis M, Davisson J., DeVon, Eberhart, Ellington, Engleman, Frye, Goodrich, Gutwein, Heaton, Heine, Hostettler, Huston, Jeter C, Jordan, Judy, King J, Lauer, Ledbetter C, Lehe, Lehman, Leonard, Lindauer, Lucas, Manning, May, Mayfield, Miller, Morris, Morrison, Payne Z, Prescott, Snow C, Steuerwald, Teshka J, Thompson, VanNatter, Vermilion A, Wesco, Young J added as coauthors
2022-03-08HouseRule 105.2 suspended
2022-03-08HouseRepresentative Smaltz added as author
2022-03-08HouseRepresentative Carbaugh removed as author
2022-03-03SenateSenate advisors appointed: Walker K and Randolph Lonnie M
2022-03-03SenateSenate conferees appointed: Ford Jon and Griffin
2022-03-03HouseHouse advisors appointed: Lehman and Campbell
2022-03-03HouseHouse conferees appointed: Carbaugh and Austin
2022-03-03HouseHouse dissented from Senate amendments
2022-03-03HouseMotion to dissent filed
2022-03-02SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2022-03-01SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 304: yeas 47, nays 1
2022-02-28SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2022-02-28SenateSenator Zay added as second sponsor
2022-02-24SenateSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2022-02-17SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2022-02-08SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions
2022-02-01HouseReferred to the Senate
2022-01-31HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Ford Jon
2022-01-31HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 145: yeas 91, nays 0
2022-01-26HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2022-01-24HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2022-01-10HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance
2022-01-10HouseAuthored by Representative Carbaugh

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