HI 594 Initiative extends criminal and public safety background checks to all gun sales or transfers. Background checks would not be required for gifts between immediate family members or for antiques. Additionally, to encourage compliance with background check requirements, the sales tax would not apply to the sale or transfer of any firearms between two unlicensed persons if the unlicensed persons have complied with all background check requirements.
HI 594 was heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Jan. 28th but has not been scheduled for executive action. It is unlikely the legislature will take further action on 594 and as a result it will be on the Nov. ballot.