Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 116*
An Act concerning civil actions; relating to authority to bring certain actions;
firearms manufacturers and dealers.
Section 1. (a) The authority to bring civil suit and right to recover
against any firearms or ammunition manufacturer or federally licensed
firearms or ammunition dealer, by or on behalf of the state or any political
subdivision of the state, for damages, abatement of nuisance or injunctive
relief arising from or relating to the lawful design, manufacture, market-
ing or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public shall be reserved
exclusively to the state.
(b) Nothing in this act shall prohibit a political subdivision from bring-
ing an action against a firearms or ammunition manufacturer or federally
licensed firearms or ammunition dealer for breach of contract, for breach
of implied or express warranty or for damages caused to the employees
or agents of such political subdivision by defects in firearms or ammu-
nition purchased or used by such political subdivision.
(c) The provisions of this act shall apply to any action brought on or
after January 24, 2001.
] Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 18, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002