Board Bill Number 172 Votes | Session 2019-2020

Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a Minor

Board Bill

The purpose of this bill is to create the municipal ordinance violation of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a Minor under the age of eighteen (18) years. While the State of Missouri preempts most of the field of gun regulation, this bill seeks to take advantage of the federal law prohibiting, except in certain exempted circumstances, a juvenile from possessing a handgun, and to create a regulation to enforce this prohibition that is consistent with regulation allowed by state statute. This bill includes a Penalty provision for violation which is not to exceed $500.00 in fines, and/or 30 days incarceration. This bill is an exercise of the police power of the City of St. Louis with the goal of improving safety for all, creating a new tool to use against gun violence, and averting future problems by addressing gun possession by minors. This bill should have a positive impact on the community.

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12/13/2019 Final Passage Vote Results

This board bill was part of a consent vote along with BB 89, BB 131, BB 133, BB 136, BB 146, BB 150, BB 151, BB 172

Noes (0)

No "no" votes recorded

Did Not Vote (2)

Ward Alderman
4 Samuel L Moore
25 Shane Cohn

Abstain (0)

No aldermen abstained from vote

Present (0)

No "present" votes recorded

Absent (5)

Ward Alderman
2 Lisa Middlebrook
8 Annie Rice
11 Sarah Martin
14 Carol Howard
27 Pam Boyd

Vacant Seat (0)

No vacant seat

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