Resolution Opposing SB143

Board of County Commissioners Sign Resolution Opposing SB143
Posted on 03/14/2019
Board of County Commissioners Sign Resolution Opposing SB143

Minden NV-The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners approved the adoption of Resolution 2019R- 011, a resolution informing the 80th (2019) session of the Nevada State Legislature that the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners opposes any state legislation which exceeds federal firearm transfer requirements or infringes on the United States Constitution or Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada. The resolution was signed by all five commissioners during a Special Meeting at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center on March 14, 2019. Residents packed the Community and Senior Center and spoke for over two hours in public comment.

 

 

Last month, both the Senate and Assembly of the 2019 Nevada legislature passed Senate Bill 143, which is described as, "an act relating to firearms; repealing, revising and reenacting provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms; prohibiting a fee from being charged for certain background checks; requiring a licensed dealer of firearms to conduct a background check before a private party sale or transfer in certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto" ("SB 143"). On February 15, 2019, Governor Steve Sisolak signed SB 143 into law with an effective date of January 2, 2020.

 

 

The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners have received extensive public comment from local residents opposing SB 143, including the requirement that licensed firearms dealers conduct a background check before most private-party firearm transfers. Douglas County residents have expressed concerns that SB 143, which exceeds the federal firearm transfer requirements, infringes upon their Second and Fourth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution as well as their rights under Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada. Resolution 2019R-011 is intended to convey and support these concerns regarding the Constitutionality of SB 143 to the 2019 Nevada legislature.

 

A link to the resolution can be found here http://douglascountynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=2623&Inline=True

 

 

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