An Act Relative to Change of Address for Firearm Licensing H.1290 - S.1324

1/16/17 Update - this bill has been refiled for the 190th General Court by Rep. Joe McKenna H.1290 and Senator Don Humason S.1324


Under current law a Massachusetts resident who possesses an FID Card or License to Carry who moves must within 30 days notify by certified mail the issuing authority, the local authority to where they are moving and the state. Failure to provide such notifications is cause for revocation or suspension of license. There is no logical reason for such an extreme penalty. This bill removes the harsh penalties for failure to file change of address.


Bill Language:

SECTION 1. Section 129B of Chapter 140 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, shall be amended by deleting the following in lines 222 through 223: -

"Failure to so notify shall be cause for revocation or suspension of such card."

SECTION 2. Section 131 of Chapter 140 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, shall be amended by deleting the following in lines 306 through 307: - "Failure to so notify shall be cause for revocation or suspension of said license."


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