Mar 30, 2023
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION 2023 PRINCIPAL CLERK
SENATE BILL DRS45200-ML-95
Short Title: Seized Weapons Security Act. (Public)
Sponsors: Senators Garrett, Robinson, and Chaudhuri (Primary Sponsors).
1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO DESTROY
3 UNCLAIMED FIREARMS AND FIREARMS CONFISCATED AFTER CONVICTION
4 OF CERTAIN OFFENSES.
5 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
6 SECTION 1. G.S. 15-11.1(b1)(3) reads as rewritten:
7 "(3) By ordering the firearm turned over to be destroyed by the sheriff of the county
8 in which the firearm was seized or by his duly authorized agent if the firearm
9 does not have a legible, unique identification number or is unsafe for use
10 because of wear, damage, age, or modification. agent. The sheriff shall
11 maintain a record of the destruction of the firearm."
12 SECTION 2. G.S. 15-11.2(d)(1) reads as rewritten:
13 "(1) By having the firearm destroyed if the firearm does not have a legible, unique
14 identification number or is unsafe for use because of wear, damage, age, or
15 modification and will not be disposed of pursuant to subdivision (3) of this
16 subsection. The head or chief of the law enforcement agency shall maintain a
17 record of the destruction of the firearm."
18 SECTION 3. G.S. 14-269.1(4) reads as rewritten:
19 "(4) By ordering such weapon turned over to the sheriff of the county in which the
20 trial is held or his duly authorized agent to be destroyed if the firearm does not
21 have a legible, unique identification number or is unsafe for use because of
22 wear, damage, age, or modification. destroyed. The sheriff shall maintain a
23 record of the destruction thereof."
24 SECTION 4. This act becomes effective July 1, 2023, and applies to any firearm
25 found or received by a local law enforcement agency on or after that date.
Filed: 15-11.1, 15-11.2, 14-269.1
Edition 1: 15-11.1, 15-11.2, 14-269.1