Assigned to JUD AS VETOED

 


 

 

 


ARIZONA STATE SENATE

Fifty-Sixth Legislature, First Regular Session

 

VETOED

 

FACT SHEET FOR s.b. 1109

 

prohibited weapons; muffling device; repeal

Purpose

Removes a device that is designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm from the definition of prohibited weapon.

Background

Statute outlines what is considered to be a prohibited weapon and what constitutes misconduct involving weapons. A device that is designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm is included in the definition of a prohibited weapon. A person commits misconduct involving weapons by knowingly manufacturing, possessing, transporting, selling or transferring a prohibited weapon and is subject to a class 4 felony (A.R.S. 13-3101 and 13-3102).

A class 4 felony carries a presumptive imprisonment sentence of 2.5 years, with a possible maximum sentence of 15 years for aggravated offenses committed by a category 3 repetitive offender (A.R.S. 13-702 and 13-703).

There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.

Provisions

1.   Removes a device that is designed, made or adapted to muffle the report of a firearm from the definition of prohibited weapon.

2.   Makes conforming changes.

3.   Becomes effective on the general effective date.

Governor's Veto Message

The Governor indicates in her veto message that ensuring the safety of all Arizonans is a priority of her administration and that S.B. 1109 will make Arizonans less safe by legalizing a weapon that is currently on the prohibited weapon list.

Senate Action House Action

JUD 2/9/23 DP 4-3-0 JUD 3/8/23 DP 5-3-0-0

3rd Read 2/21/23 16-13-1 3rd Read 4/4/23 31-28-1

Vetoed by the Governor 4/11/23

Prepared by Senate Research

April 17, 2023

ZD/SB/sr