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Record No: CB 119267    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119267
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 7/18/2018
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the reporting of lost or stolen firearms; increasing the maximum penalty for failure to report a lost or stolen firearm; adding legal presumptions and defenses regarding compliance or failure to comply with Section 10.78.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Section 10.78.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and adding new Sections 10.78.020, 10.78.030, and 10.78.040 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Amendment 1, 3. Central Staff Memo (6/13/18), 4. CF 320843: Documents and Research
Related files: CB 119266
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the reporting of lost or stolen firearms; increasing the maximum penalty for failure to report a lost or stolen firearm; adding legal presumptions and defenses regarding compliance or failure to comply with Section 10.78.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Section 10.78.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and adding new Sections 10.78.020, 10.78.030, and 10.78.040 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 10.78.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code, enacted by Ordinance 124834, is amended as follows:
10.78.010 Reporting theft or loss of firearm required
A. If a firearm is lost or stolen, the person who owned or was in possession of the firearm shall report the theft or loss to the Seattle Police Department. The report shall be made within 24 hours after the theft or loss is first discovered, and shall include to the extent known:
1. The firearm's caliber, make, model, manufacturer, and serial number;
2. Any other distinguishing number or identification mark on the firearm; and
3. The circumstances of the loss or theft, including the date, place, and manner.
B. On receipt of a report of a stolen or lost firearm under this section, the Seattle Police Department shall enter into the National Crime Information Center Database the following information, to the extent known:
1. The firearm's caliber, make, model, manufacturer, and serial number; and
2. Any other distinguishing number or identification mark on the firearm.
C. The failure to comply with subsection 10.78.010.A shall constitute a civil infraction subject to a civil fine or forfeiture not to exceed $1,000.
D. If a lost or stolen firearm is used by a third party to injure or kill another:
1. The failure to comply with subsection...

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