SB 553 : Removes OSP as Point of Contact (POC) for Firearm Background Checks

Position: Oppose Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary

-Removes Oregon State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
-Requires gun dealer to obtain authorization to transfer firearm directly from system.
-A similar bill (HB 2791), introduced by Representative Thatcher, failed in the 2011 legislative session.


1-17-17: Referred to Judiciary. 1-9-17: Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk. Chief Sponsor: Senator Boquist on request of Norm Voshall

Note: Norm Voshall was the spokesman for the failed recall efforts for Chuck Riley and Susan McLain.