SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1155        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1320

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to non-resident firearm license fees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

 

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

Second Hampden and Hampshire

 

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

2/3/2017

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

2/3/2017

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

2/3/2017

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

2/3/2017

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

2/3/2017

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

2/3/2017

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

2/3/2017

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

2/3/2017

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1155        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1320

By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1320) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Steven S. Howitt, James R. Miceli, Joseph D. McKenna and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to non-resident firearm license fees.  Public Safety and Homeland Security.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1269 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to non-resident firearm license fees.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 131F of Chapter 140 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, shall be amended by deleting the following sentence;

“Such license shall be valid for a period of one year but the colonel may renew such license, if in his discretion, such renewal is necessary.”

And replacing it with the following: Such license shall be valid for a period of six years.

SECTION 2. Section 131F of Chapter 140 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, shall be amended by deleting the second paragraph in its entirety and replacing it with the following:-

A license issued under this section shall be marked “License to Carry Firearms”. The fee for an application for the license shall be $40, which shall be payable to the licensing authority and shall not be prorated or refunded in case of revocation or denial. The licensing authority shall retain $20 of the fee; $20 of the fee shall be deposited into the general fund of the commonwealth. A license issued under the provisions of this section to a non-resident who is in the employ of a bank, public utility corporation, or a firm engaged in the business of transferring monies, or business of similar nature, or a firm licensed as a private detective under the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty-seven, and whose application is endorsed by his employer, or who is a member of the armed services and is stationed within the territorial boundaries of the commonwealth and has the written consent of his commanding officer, may be issued for any term not to exceed six years, and said licenses shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred and thirty-one.