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File #12/23/17: H.422 An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
An act relating to confiscation of dangerous or deadly weapons from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Subject: Domestic assault; arrest or citation; confiscation of dangerous or deadly weapons.
When a law enforcement officer arrests or cites a person for domestic assault in violation of this subchapter, the officer may remove any firearm obtained pursuant to a search warrant or a judicially recognized exception to the warrant requirement if the removal is necessary for the protection of the officer or any other person.

No judge, no jury, no trial, no guns... and you have to PAY to get them back!
This bill has gone through SIX REVISIONS in the two weeks of testmony because of it's unconstitutionality!
BUT the Chair just wanted it out of her Committee because of all the Constitutional conflicts and she knew she had the votes.
Sponsors: Rep. Maxine Grad (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN)
Additional Sponsors: Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Brian Cina (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (ANTI-GUN), Rep. David L. Deen (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Johannah Donovan (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Helen Head (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Jean O'Sullivan (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. George W. Till (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Maida Townsend (ANTI-GUN)
H.422 (Firearm Confiscation)
File #61House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 PM
H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Bill Walk-Through
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 PM
File #22/24/17: Day One.
Removal of Weapons Written Testimony Auburn Watersong
Anti-Gun Testimony #1
File #32/24/17: Day One.
State Laws Authorizing Law Enforcement to Remove Firearms or Ammunition at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #2
File #62House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Friday, March 1, 2017 9:00 AM
H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
John Campbell, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs
Kerrie Johnson, Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office
Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM
Continued Testimony
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services
Matthew Amadon, Lieutenant, Vermont State Police
Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Elizabeth Novotny, Counsel, Vermont Police Association
House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Friday, March 1, 2017 9:00 AM
File #43/1/17: Day Two
Written Testimony on H.422 Cary Brown
Anti-Gun Testimony #3
File #53/1/17: Day Two
Written Testimony on H.422 Chris Fenno
Anti-Gun Testimony #4
File #63/1/17: Day Two
Firearms Storage Law - Summary and FAQs 2017 Auburn Watersong
Anti-Gun Testimony #5
File #73/1/17: Day Two
Firearms Research - All States Auburn Watersong
Anti-Gun Testimony #6
File #83/1/17: Day Two
Current Firearms and Domestic Violence Related laws in Vermont Auburn Watersong
Anti-Gun Testimony #7
File #63House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Thursday, March 2, 2017
H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Stella Gravel, Hardwick
Shannon McMahon, Advocate, WomenSafe
Heather Holter, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission
Ann Braden, President, Gun Sense Vermont
House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Thursday, March 2, 2017
File #93/2/17: Day Three
Written Testimony on H.422 Ann Braden
Anti-Gun Testimony #8
File #103/3/17: Day Four
State Statutes Regarding Seizure of Weapons at Scenes of Domestic Violence Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #9
File #113/3/17: Day Four
H.422 As Introduced Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #10
File #123/3/17: Day Four
2016 DV Fatality Report Auburn Watersong
Notice how the DVFRC uses SUICIDES and ACCIDENTS to increase the number of Domestic Violence Homicides! Page 28 & 29.
Anti-Gun Testimony #11
File #64House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Tuesday, March 14, 2017
H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
9:00 AM
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Carolyn Hanson, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
Elizabeth Novotny, Counsel, Vermont Police Association
Susan Scaglioni, Gun Owners of Vermont
Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Ed Cutler, President, Gun Owners of Vermont
Bob DePino, Vice President, Gun Owners of Vermont
12:00 PM
Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
2:45 PM
Continued Testimony
Evan Hughes, Legislative Liaison, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
Heather Holter, Member, Vermont Domestic Violence Council
House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Tuesday, March 14, 2017
File #133/14/17: Day Five
Written Testimony on H.422 Susan Scaglioni
Pro-Gun Testimony #1
File #143/14/17: Day Five
State v Medina John Treadwell
Anti-Gun Testimony #12
File #153/14/17: Day Five
Written Comments on H.422 John Mowad
Pro-Gun Testimony #2
File #163/14/17: Day Five
Vermont Council on Domestic Violence Basic Information Heather Holter
Anti-Gun Testimony #13
File #173/14/17: Day Five
2016 DV Fatality Report Heather Holter
Second submission of report.
Anti-Gun Testimony #14
File #183/14/17: Day Five
H.422 - Draft 1.1 Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #15
File #193/14/17: Day Five
H.422 - Draft 2.1 Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #16
File #203/14/17: Day Five
Written Testimony on H.422 Ed Cutler
Pro-Gun Testimony #3
File #213/14/17: Day Five
Written Testimony on H.422 Chris Bradley
Pro-Gun Testimony #4
File #223/14/17: Day Five
Written Testimony on H.422 Bob DePino
Pro-Gun Testimony #5
File #233/14/17: Day Five
Washington Times Article Bob DePino
Pro-Gun Testimony #6
File #243/14/17: Day Five
Brattleboro Article Bob DePino
Pro-Gun Testimony #7
File #253/14/17: Day Five
Written Testimony on H.422 Draft 1.1 Auburn Watersong
Anti-Gun Testimony #17
File #263/14/17: Day Five
When Men Murder Women - An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data Auburn Watersong
Anti-Gun Testimony #18
File #27House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Tuesday, March 15, 2017
H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Meeting Record
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:00 AM
Committee Discussion
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
10:15 AM
Break
2:10 PM
Committee Discussion
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
4:20 PM Committee Discussion and Vote
5:00 PM Adjourn
House Committee on Judiciary, Meeting Record, Tuesday, March 15, 2017
File #283/15/17: Day Six
Written Testimony on H.422 Estella Leach
Pro-Gun Testimony #8
File #293/15/17: Day Six
H.422 - Draft 3.1 Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #19
File #303/15/17: Day Six
H.422 - Draft 4.1 Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #20
File #313/15/17: Day Six
H.422 - Draft 5.1 Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #21
File #323/15/17: Day Six
H.422 - Draft 6.1 Erik FitzPatrick
Anti-Gun Testimony #22
File #333/15/17: Day Six
H. 422 Version 2.1. Comments Elizabeth Novotny
Anti-Gun Testimony #23
File #343/15/17: Day Six
Written Testimony on H.422 Darin Goens
Anti-Gun Testimony #24
File #353/15/17: Day Six
Written Testimony on H.422 Bob DePino
Pro-Gun Testimony #9
File #363/15/17: Day Six
Written Testimony on H.422 Scott Tucker
Project VISION/Rutland City Police
Anti-Gun Testimony #25
File #373/15/17: Day Six
H.422 - Written Testimony Heather Holter
Anti-Gun Testimony #26
File #383/15/2017: (Draft No. 6.1 – H.422)
H.422 Recommendation of Amendment by House Judiciary
FINAL VERSION OF H.422 that was read to the House.
H.422 Recommendation of Amendment by House Judiciary- Unofficial.pdf
File #393/21/17: First Roll Call Vote in the House.
Roll Call Results Passed -- Needed 73 of 145 to Pass -- Yeas = 78, Nays = 67
First Roll Call Vote in the House.
File #403/22/17: Floor of House
H. 422
House bill, entitled An act relating to confiscation of dangerous or deadly weapons from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Was taken up and read the third time. Rep. Savage of Swanton demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained by the constitutional number. Pending the call of the roll, Rep. Wright of Burlington asked and was granted leave of the House to offer an amendment after third reading. Rep. Wright of Burlington moved to amend the bill as follows:
First: In Sec. 2, 13 V.S.A. § 1048(a), after the words “or any other person” by inserting “from an immediate risk of serious bodily harm”
Second: In Sec. 2, 13 V.S.A. § 1048(b) (1), by striking out “five days” and inserting in lieu thereof “48 hours”
Which was disagreed to.
The anti-gunners did NOT want to make the bill less egregious!
THIRD Reading in the House.
File #413/22/17: Second Roll Call Vote in the House.
Roll Call Results Passed -- Needed 70 of 138 to Pass -- Yeas = 78, Nays = 60
Second Roll Call Vote in the House.
File #423/22/17: Day Seven
3:45 PM
H.422 - An act relating to removal of firearms from a person arrested or cited for domestic assault
Discussion of Proposed Amendment.
Committee Meeting #7
File #434/18/17: VT Digger "Senators scaling back domestic violence gun removal proposal"
Even though H.422 is "on the wall" in the Senate Judiciary, the Senate is attempting to use one section to clarify existing law.
"Senators scaling back domestic violence gun removal proposal"
File #441/12/18: News Release — Vermont General Assembly "Public hearing regarding Vermont firearms laws is Jan. 30 in Montpelier""Public hearing regarding Vermont firearms laws is Jan. 30 in Montpelier"
File #451/15/18: VTDigger "Hearing to be held on universal background check bill"
Here we go again! Bloomberg sponsored gun control by Baruth.
Get to the State House and be seen.
"Hearing to be held on universal background check bill"
File #461/15/18: Brattleboro Reformer "State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills""State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills"
File #471/16/18: True North Reports "Statehouse Stakeout: Gun Sense renews calls for gun control in Vermont"
VIDEO by Shayne Spence.
"Statehouse Stakeout: Gun Sense renews calls for gun control in Vermont"
File #481/25/18: Testimony - Richard Sears: Comic Strip on FirearmsRichard Sears: Comic Strip on Firearms
File #491/27/18: WCAX "Vermont lawmakers to host public hearing on gun legislation."
Gun Control Hearing pushed by Michael Bloomberg enforcer Phil Baruth on 1/30/18.
"Vermont lawmakers to host public hearing on gun legislation."
File #50Meeting History By Subject - Witnesses Who Testified
Search Term: Public Hearing on Vermont Firearms Laws
Witnesses Who Testified at Public Hearing on Vermont Firearms Laws
File #51VIDEO: "Public Hearing on Gun Legislation - January 30, 2018" by ORCA MediaVIDEO: "Public Hearing on Gun Legislation - January 30, 2018"
File #521/15/18: VTDigger "Hearing to be held on universal background check bill"
Here we go again! Bloomberg sponsored gun control by Baruth.
Get to the State House and be seen.
"Huge crowd packs State House for gun hear­ing"
File #531/15/18: Brattleboro Reformer "State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills""Public Hearing On Gun Legislation Draws Huge Crowd In To Statehouse"
File #541/12/18: News Release — Vermont General Assembly "Public hearing regarding Vermont firearms laws is Jan. 30 in Montpelier""Thousands speak out on gun laws at Vermont Statehouse"
File #551/30/18: My Champlain Valley "Vermont lawmakers hear testimony on proposed gun laws""Vermont lawmakers hear testimony on proposed gun laws"
File #561/31/18: VT Digger "Hundreds fill House chamber for gun hearing" BECOMES UPDATED to "More than 1,000 fill House chamber for gun hearing""More than 1,000 fill House chamber for gun hearing"
File #571/31/18: WCAX "Vt. lawmakers take testimony on gun bills""Vt. lawmakers take testimony on gun bills"
File #582/1/18: Valley News "Vt. Residents Pack Gun Law Meeting""Vt. Residents Pack Gun Law Meeting"
File #592/2/18: Testimony - Richard Sears: 2017 Annual Firearms Storage Report
See the new process of confiscated firearms in Vermont thanks to the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence under H.735 (Act 191).
The fees are so steep, that collectors will never be able to afford to get their firarms back...
Richard Sears: 2017 Annual Firearms Storage Report
File #602/2/18: Testimony - Erik Fitzpatrick: Vermont Firearms Statutes
Title 20: Internal Security And Public Safety
Chapter 145: Disposition And Fee For Storage Of Unlawful Firearms
Erik Fitzpatrick: Vermont Firearms Statutes

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File #12/6/18: H.876 - An act relating to prohibiting bump-fire stocks for firearms

Subject: Crimes; weapons; firearms; bump-fire stocks
Statement of purpose of bill as intr oduced:
This bill proposes to prohibit the possession of a device, commonly known as a bump-fire stock or a bump stock, that is designed to attach to a semiautomatic firearm and increase the firearm’s rate of fire by using the energy from its recoil to activate the trigger repeatedly.

Sponsors: Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan (Pro 2A)
Additional Sponsors: Rep. Janet Ancel (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Timothy Briglin (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Jessica Brumsted (UNKNOWN), Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Brian Cina (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Maureen Dakin (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Johannah Donovan (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Elizabeth "Betsy" Dunn (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Marcia Gardner (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Mary S. Hooper (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Kimberly Jessup (UNKNOWN), Rep. Ben W. Joseph (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Martin LaLonde (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Gabrielle Lucke (ANTI-GUN), Rep. James Masland (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. James McCullough (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Michael Mrowicki (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Jean O'Sullivan (EXTREMELY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Trevor Squirrell (ANTI-GUN), Rep. Thomas Stevens (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Valerie A. Stuart (ANTI-GUN), Rep. George W. Till (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN), Rep. Michael Yantachka (RABIDLY ANTI-GUN)
H.876 (Bump-Fire Stock Ban)