Honorable Joseph Pickett, Chair, House Committee On Homeland Security & Public Safety
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1421 by Perry (Relating to the disposition of certain seized weapons.), As Introduced
Under the provisions of the bill, a magistrate could order a seized weapon sold at a public sale by the law enforcement agency or a state-licensed auctioneer. At the public sale, only a firearms dealer licensed by the U.S. Attorney General may purchase the weapon. The proceeds from the sale of the seized weapon would go to the law enforcement agency holding the weapon after a deduction for auction costs and court costs to the district clerk.
There would be a slight savings to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for weapons sold at auction that, under current law, DPS would be responsible for destroying. However, savings to DPS are not anticipated to be significant.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 405 Department of Public Safety, 452 Department of Licensing and Regulation
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