Session: 2017-2018
ACLU-PA Position: Opposes

House Bill 2227 would permit Pennsylvania judges to issue extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) in order to “temporarily prohibit individuals who demonstrate an extreme risk of causing harm to themselves or others from possessing firearms or ammunition in addition to any other relief necessary.” Individuals subject to an ERPO are not alleged to have committed any crime. Rather, issuing an ERPO is based on speculation about a person's risk of possible violence, resulting in likely violations of privacy and due process rights.


Representative Todd Stephens


Passed committee


2017 - 2018

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