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Chapter 466 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EXPIRATION OF FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND LICENSES TO CARRY FIREARMS ISSUED TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY.

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 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “denied”, in line 172, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, the following words:- ; provided, however, that if the cardholder is on active duty with the armed forces of the United States on the expiration date of his card, the card shall remain valid until the cardholder is released from active duty and for a period of not less than 90 days following such release.

SECTION 2. Section 129C of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out clause (j), as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

(j) Any resident of the commonwealth returning after having been absent from the commonwealth for not less than 180 consecutive days or any new resident moving into the commonwealth, with respect to any firearm, rifle or shotgun and any ammunition therefor then in his possession, for 60 days after such return or entry into the commonwealth.

SECTION 3. Section 131 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “denied”, in line 237, as so appearing, the following words:- if the licensee is on active duty with the armed forces of the United States on the expiration date of his license, the license shall remain valid until the licensee is released from active duty and for a period of not less than 90 days following such release.

Approved, January 14, 2011.


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