Senate Study Bill 1010 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SODDERS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the disposition of seized firearms or 1 ammunition. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1507XC (2) 86 jm/rj
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 809.5, subsection 1, paragraph f, 1 subparagraph (3), Code 2015, is amended to read as follows: 2 (3) Notwithstanding subparagraph subparagraphs (1) and 3 (2), firearms or ammunition with an aggregate fair market 4 value equal to or less than five hundred dollars shall be 5 deposited with the department of public safety. The firearms 6 or ammunition may be held by the department of public safety 7 and be used for law enforcement, testing, or comparisons by the 8 criminalistics laboratory, or may be destroyed or disposed of 9 by the department of public safety in accordance with section 10 809.21 . 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 The bill requires that all firearms and ammunition seized by 15 law enforcement pursuant to Code chapter 809 (disposition of 16 seized property) and deemed abandoned or for which the owner 17 is unable to be located shall be deposited with the department 18 of public safety regardless of the fair market value of the 19 firearms or ammunition. 20 -1- LSB 1507XC (2) 86 jm/rj 1/ 1