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

Position: Oppose Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary

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


1-17-17: Referred to Judiciary. 1-9-17: Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk. 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.

Would this bill set a precedent for exempting people from other forms of checks including checking history of driving records for those who wish to obtain a drivers license?