"An Act relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state and municipalities. "
"SB 274 simply clarifies guidelines for disposal of surplus firearms."
- Sen. Dyson
Section 1: Specifies that disposal of unclaimed firearms and ammunition used as evidence is subject to the guidelines laid out in Chapter 65, Police Protection, Article 4, Disposal of Firearms and Ammunition.
18.65.340 (a) Lists four options for disposal of firearms and ammunition
public sale not limited to firearms dealers,
trade-in for credit,
transfer to other jurisdictions.
18.65.340 (b) Lists three options if the firearm is illegal
sale to firearms dealer with appropriate federal dealers license,
dismantle the firearm for the purpose of destroying the parts of the firearm that made it illegal, and sell, trade-in, donate, or transfer the legal parts.
18.65.340 (c) Requires the department to report firearm description and value to the legislature when firearms are traded in, donated, or transferred.
18.65.340 (d) Limits the liability of the state unless a firearm is sold with gross negligence or recklessness.
18.65.340 (e) Defines "department" as any State department, and "surplus firearm" to include firearm or ammunition that is forfeited, surplus, or recovered by unclaimed.