Bill Text: FL S1304 | 2011 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2011-05-07 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration [S1304 Detail]

Download: Florida-2011-S1304-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2011                                    SB 1304
       By Senator Sachs
       30-01599-11                                           20111304__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to concealed weapons and firearms;
    3         amending s. 790.06, F.S.; increasing the penalty
    4         imposed for carrying a concealed weapon or firearm
    5         into certain prohibited places; reenacting s.
    6         790.115(2)(e), F.S., relating to the possession of
    7         weapons or firearms on school property, to incorporate
    8         the amendment to s. 790.06, F.S., in a reference
    9         thereto; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 790.06, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.—
   16         (12) No license issued pursuant to this section shall
   17  authorize any person to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into
   18  any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05; any police,
   19  sheriff, or highway patrol station; any detention facility,
   20  prison, or jail; any courthouse; any courtroom, except that
   21  nothing in this section would preclude a judge from carrying a
   22  concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed
   23  weapon in his or her courtroom; any polling place; any meeting
   24  of the governing body of a county, public school district,
   25  municipality, or special district; any meeting of the
   26  Legislature or a committee thereof; any school, college, or
   27  professional athletic event not related to firearms; any school
   28  administration building; any portion of an establishment
   29  licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the
   30  premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily
   31  devoted to such purpose; any elementary or secondary school
   32  facility; any career center; any college or university facility
   33  unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or
   34  faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a
   35  stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely
   36  for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or
   37  projectile; inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of
   38  any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from
   39  carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is
   40  encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as
   41  baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or any place
   42  where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law. Any
   43  person who willfully violates any provision of this subsection
   44  commits a felony of the third degree misdemeanor of the second
   45  degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   46         Section 2. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   47  made by this act to section 790.06, Florida Statutes, in a
   48  reference thereto, paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of section
   49  790.115, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   50         790.115 Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a
   51  school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited;
   52  penalties; exceptions.—
   53         (2)
   54         (e) The penalties of this subsection shall not apply to
   55  persons licensed under s. 790.06. Persons licensed under s.
   56  790.06 shall be punished as provided in s. 790.06(12), except
   57  that a licenseholder who unlawfully discharges a weapon or
   58  firearm on school property as prohibited by this subsection
   59  commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in
   60  s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   61         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2011.