SB 546 : Participants in Address Confidentiality Program exempt from firearm background checks

Position: Neutral Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary

Exempts transferee who is certified participant in Address Confidentiality Program from private firearm transfer criminal background check requirement.


Chief Sponsor: Senator Thatcher

According to the Address Confidentiality Program website, a substitute address is used to protect domestic violence victims. SB 546 stipulates an exemption from background checks which isn’t needed if a substitute address can be used. One may assume that Ms. Thatcher wants to better protect domestic violence victims. A solution is to add the background check system to the Address Confidentiality Program list.