Tallahassee Legislative Alert
December 4th, 2015
(1 ACTION ALERT IN THIS MESSAGE)
Gun Rights Legislation stuck in Judiciary Committee
SB 68 Campus Carry / SB 300 Open Carry
SB 68 by Senator Greg Evers “Campus Carry” deletes a provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into a college or university facility.
SB 300 by Senator Don Gaetz “Open Carry” provides that a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm or weapon may also openly carry such firearm or weapon.
Like the late Yogi Berra said; “it is deja vu all over again”. In the last legislative Session, the campus carry bill (HB 4005) was moving through the House and had passed all House committees. The Senate campus carry bill (SB 176) had passed two Senate committees. Things were looking good, until the Senate bill landed in the Senate Judiciary committee chaired by Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla.
Unfortunately, Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla would not place the bill on the committee agenda and the bill died.
So here we go again, the new campus carry bill (HB 4001) has passed all committee stops and now is ready to be voted on by the full House in January. The Senate Campus Carry bill (SB 68) has already passed two Senate committees and now sits in Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla’s Judiciary committee.
In addition, SB 300, the “Open Carry” bill has also stalled in Portilla's Senate Judiciary Committee. In fact, both SB 68 and SB 300 were sent to the Judiciary Committee the third week of October. Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla has had almost six weeks to put these bills on his Committee agenda. What gives?
Obviously Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla is not concerned with your 2nd Amendment rights and your natural right to defend your life, liberty and property.
We need to let Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla know in no uncertain terms that we want both SB 68 and SB 300 be put on the next Judiciary Committee agenda. Our right to self-defense should not be used for political games.
Call State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla's office in Tallahassee and let him know that these bills need to be put on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on.
Call State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla's office in Miami and let him know that these bills need to be put on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on.
E-mail the State Senator and tell him Our right to self-defense should not be used for political games.
State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Tallahassee Number: (850) 487-5040
District Office Number: (305) 643-7200