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2021 House Bill 5188: Prohibit bans on gun sales during state of emergency
Introduced by Rep. Pat Outman (R) on July 1, 2021
To amend provisions in the state health code that authorize the state health department to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, including the statewide “lockdowns” ordered under the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. The bill would prohibit officials from using this law to ban the sale or use of lawfully possessed firearms, ammunition, or other weapons during a declared emergency or disaster.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on July 1, 2021
Reported in the House on November 4, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on March 15, 2022
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on March 15, 2022

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