HBA-NMO H.B. 1000 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1000 By: Farrar Criminal Jurisprudence 3/24/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law does not provide a criminal penalty for the failure to report lost or stolen firearms. H.B. 1000 provides that a person commits a Class C misdemeanor if the person fails to report the theft or loss of the person's firearm to the proper authority within 10 days of the theft or loss of the weapon. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Chapter 46, Penal Code, by adding Section 46.14, as follows: Sec. 46.14. FAILURE TO REPORT LOST OR STOLEN FIREARM. Provides that a person commits a Class C misdemeanor if the person owns a firearm that is subsequently stolen or lost unless the person, not later than the 10th day after date on which the person realizes that the firearm has been lost or stolen, reports the loss or theft to the sheriff of the county in which the person reasonable believes the firearm was lost or stolen. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.