SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1411
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DARROUGH (Sponsor), HODGES, WILDBERGER AND SPRENG (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 12, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
AN ACTTo repeal section 571.070, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to unlawful possession of a firearm, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 571.070, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 571.070, to read as follows:
571.070. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a [concealable] firearm if [he] such person knowingly has any [concealable] firearm in his or her possession and:
(1) [He] Such person has pled guilty to or has been convicted of a [dangerous] felony under the laws of this state, [as defined in section 556.061, RSMo, or of an attempt to commit a dangerous felony,] or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which, if committed within this state, would be a [dangerous] felony[, or confined therefor in this state or elsewhere during the five-year period immediately preceding the date of such possession]; or
(2) [He] Such person is a fugitive from justice, is habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition, or is currently adjudged mentally incompetent.
2. Unlawful possession of a [concealable] firearm is a class C felony.