Chapter 099
2022 -- H 6614 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 06/20/2022

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Representatives Caldwell, Knight, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Craven, McNamara, Felix, Ajello, McEntee, and Williams

Date Introduced: January 06, 2022

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Title 11 of the General Laws entitled "CRIMINAL OFFENSES" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following chapter:
     11-47.1-1. Short title.
     This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Rhode Island Large Capacity Feeding
Device Ban Act of 2022."
     11-47.1-2. Definitions.
     As used in this chapter:
     (1) "Federally licensed firearm dealer" means a person who holds a valid federal firearm
dealers license issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 923(a).
     (2) "Large capacity feeding device" means a magazine, box, drum, tube, belt, feed strip, or
other ammunition feeding device which is capable of holding, or can readily be extended to hold,
more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously and directly therefrom into a semi-
automatic firearm. The term shall not include an attached tubular device which is capable of holding
only .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
     11-47.1-3. Large capacity feeding devices prohibited.
     (a) No person, except for a federally licensed firearms firearm dealer, shall manufacture,
sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, possess, or have under his or her control a large capacity
feeding device, except as otherwise authorized under this chapter. Any person convicted of
violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than five (5)
years, or by a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000), and the large capacity feeding device
shall be subject to forfeiture.
     (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to:
     (1) Any person who, on the effective date of this chapter, lawfully possesses a large
capacity feeding device; provided that, within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date
of this chapter the person:
     (i) Permanently modifies the large capacity feeding device such that it cannot hold more
than ten (10) rounds of ammunition;
     (ii) Surrenders the large capacity feeding device to the police department in the city or town
where the person resides in accordance with the procedures for surrender of weapons set forth by
the police department or the Rhode Island state police, or, if there is no such police department or
the person resides out of state, to the Rhode Island state police; or
     (iii) Transfers or sells the large capacity feeding device to a federally licensed firearm
dealer or person or firm outside the State of Rhode Island that is lawfully entitled to own or possess
such a feeding device.
     (2)(i) Any law enforcement officer exempt under §§ 11-47-9 and 11-47-9.1; or
     (ii) A retired law enforcement officer exempt under §§ 11-47-9 and 11-47-9.1 who is not
otherwise prohibited from receiving such a feeding device from such agency upon retirement, and
who has a permit to carry pursuant to § 11-47-18(b).
     (3) An active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard
who is authorized to possess and carry such a feeding device.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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