SB 83 Prohibits the ownership, possession, or discharge of a taser or stun gun
Sponsor: Wilson
LR Number: 0058S.01I Fiscal Note: 0058-01
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 1/22/2009 - Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee Journal Page: S170
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 83 - This act makes ownership, possession or discharge of a stun gun or taser gun an unlawful use of a weapon, which is a Class D felony. However, this prohibition does not apply to peace officers, prison employees, members of the armed forces while on duty, people vested with the judicial power of the state, any person with a duty to execute process, probation officers, corporate security advisors, or coroners or medical examiners.

This act defines a "stun gun" or "taser" as any portable device or weapon from which an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam is produced that is capable of incapacitating temporarily, injuring, or killing a human being.

This act is identical to SB 813 (2008).