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§ 10-832. Firearms Tracing. 291
(1) Illegal Possession. Upon recovering a firearm from the possession of anyone who is not permitted by Federal or State law to possess a firearm, the City of Philadelphia Police Department shall use the best available information, including a firearms trace where necessary, to determine how and from where the person gained possession of the firearm.
(2) Tracing. The City of Philadelphia Police Department shall use the National Tracing Center of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in complying with subsection (1).
(3) Notification. The City of Philadelphia Police Department shall advise the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of all firearms that are recovered in accordance with this Section.
(4) Registry. The City of Philadelphia Police Department shall maintain a registry of all information reported in accordance with this Section.
Added, Bill No. 040113-AA (became law January 25, 2005). The Law Department issued an opinion dated December 23, 2004, advising that this addition to the Code exceeds Council's powers and is therefore ineffective. Bill No. 140904 (approved February 18, 2015) provides that this Section shall not be effective until the enactment of authorizing legislation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.