Senate File 363 - Introduced SENATE FILE 363 BY CHELGREN A BILL FOR An Act relating to the possession of a firearm suppressor. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1889XS (2) 86 jm/rj
S.F. 363 Section 1. Section 724.1, subsection 1, paragraph h, Code 1 2015, is amended by striking the paragraph. 2 EXPLANATION 3 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 4 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 5 Current law provides that a mechanical device specifically 6 constructed and designed so that when attached to a firearm it 7 silences, muffles, or suppresses the sound when fired is an 8 offensive weapon. Under Code section 724.3, any person who 9 knowingly possesses an offensive weapon commits a class “D” 10 felony, punishable by confinement for no more than five years 11 and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7,500. 12 The bill strikes the provision in Code section 724.1(1)(h) 13 that classifies a firearm suppressor as an offensive weapon. 14 By striking this provision, a firearm suppressor is legal to 15 possess in the state subject to federal regulations. 16 -1- LSB 1889XS (2) 86 jm/rj 1/ 1