2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 3,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 727
February 13, 2014 - Offered by Representatives Richards, Kessler, Jorgensen,
Hebl, Hesselbein, Barnes, Bewley, Genrich, Kolste, Pasch and Zepnick.
32. Page 1, line 8
: after "firearm" insert ", providing information to a firearms 4
dealer when purchasing a handgun, authorizing the Department of Justice to 5
prosecute violations of certain laws regulating firearms, and providing penalties".
175.35 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 175.35 (3) (a) and 8
amended to read:
(a) Any person who intentionally violates sub. (2), (2e),
or (2j) 10
shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $10,000 and may be imprisoned for 11
not more than 9 months.
175.35 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., a person who intentionally 2
violates sub. (2e) shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $10,000 and may 3
be imprisoned for not more than 9 months.
2. A person who violates sub. (2e) by intentionally providing false information 5
regarding whether he or she is purchasing a firearm with the purpose or intent of 6
transferring it to another whom the person knows or reasonably should know is 7
presently prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law is guilty 8
of a Class H felony and shall be fined not less than $500.
175.35 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
The department of justice or the district attorney may institute, 11
manage, control, and direct, in the proper county, a prosecution for violation of sub. 12
(2e) that is punishable under sub. (3) (b) 2. When prosecuting such violations, the 13
department of justice shall have and exercise all powers conferred upon district 14
"(3) Firearm purchase information.
The treatment of section 175.35 (3) (b) of 17
the statutes first applies to offenses committed on the effective date of this 18