Amendment ID: H4539-20
The Rightful Return of Property
Ms. Gobi moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:-
SECTION XX. Section 129D of Chapter 140 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “section” in the fourth paragraph the following:-
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the lawful owner of any firearms, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, weapons or ammunition surrendered pursuant to this chapter that are temporarily stored, either voluntarily or involuntarily, with a private business, including but not limited to a licensed retailer under section 123, gunsmith, or a bonded warehouse under section 129D shall be entitled to the return of their property.
If the firearms, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, weapons or ammunition of a respondent were transferred to and stored by a private business as noted in subsection (a) without the express written consent of the respondent, then no fees shall be charged for the return of the firearms, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, weapons or ammunition.
If the firearms, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, weapons or ammunition of a respondent are being transferred involuntarily or through court action, no fees can be incurred except with written permission or consent of the respondent and only after their rights have been explained to them under section 129D of chapter 140 explaining their rights of transfer and storage of said property.