Firearms Ticker

LFN Florida Firearms Ticker

UPDATED 3/28/17

The Liberty First Network Florida Firearms ticker will keep you up to date on the 2nd amendment related bills that we are following closely and give you all the information you need to know to help make sure that you can take action to help.

 

Temporary Display of Firearm

SB 646 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Weapons and Firearms; Providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm who is lawfully carrying a firearm does not violate certain provisions if the firearm is temporarily and openly displayed; authorizing each member of the Florida Cabinet to carry a concealed weapon or firearm if he or she is licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm and does not have full-time security provided by the Department of Law Enforcement, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: SB 646 was Temporarily Postponed in the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday March 28th, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

 

HB 779 (Support) by Representative Neil Combee- Weapons and Firearms; Removes statement of applicability relating to violations of carrying concealed weapon or firearm; reduces penalty for violation of specified provisions of concealed carry law; provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if firearm is temporarily & openly displayed; authorizes each member of Florida Cabinet to carry concealed weapon or firearm if licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm & does not have full-time security.

Referred to:

  • Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Passed 9-5 on March 15th, 2017)
  • Judiciary Committee (Passed 12-6 on march 23rd, 2017)

STATUS: Placed on House Calendar

 

Repeal Gun Free Zones

SB 140 (SUPPORT) by Senator Greg Steube-Openly Carrying a Firearm (Open Carry/Campus Carry): Authorizing a compliant licensee to openly carry a handgun, and deleting a provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into a college or university facility, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

SB 622 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube-Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Prohibiting a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee from carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into any athletic event for a K-12 school, college, or university which is not related to firearms; deleting an exception authorizing a student, employee, or faculty licensee to carry specified nonlethal weapons, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Appropriations Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

HB 6005 (SUPPORT) by Representative Scott Plakon-Licences to Carry Concealed Weapons and Firearms (Campus Carry): Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.

Referred to:

  • Criminal Justice Subcommittee
  • Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee
  • Judiciary Committee

STATUS: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

 

SB 618 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Concealed Weapons and Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any area of an airport excluding the sterile area, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

HB 6001 (SUPPORT) by Representative Jake Raburn-Concealed Weapons and Firearms: Revises areas of an airport where person is prohibited from openly carrying handgun or from carrying concealed weapon or firearm. Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from carrying a concealed weapon in an airport passenger terminal.

Referred to:

  • Criminal Justice Subcommittee
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee
  • Judiciary Committee

STATUS: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

 

SB 908 (Support) by Senator Dennis Baxley-Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Authorizing persons holding licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms to carry concealed weapons or firearms in secure and restricted areas of seaports and at school-sponsored events or on school property; authorizing persons holding licenses to carry concealed firearms to carry concealed firearms in pharmacies, etc. SB 908 will do away with all of Florida’s “gun-free zones” — 15 locations in state law where concealed weapons are currently prohibited, allowing businesses, institutions and people to have greater control over their own protection. Private property-owners could still choose to prohibit concealed guns.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Appropriations Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

HB 803 (SUPPORT) by Representative Don Hahnfeldt- Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Removes restrictions on places where persons holding licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms may carry. HB 803 will do away with all of Florida’s “gun-free zones” — 15 locations in state law where concealed weapons are currently prohibited, allowing businesses, institutions and people to have greater control over their own protection. Private property-owners could still choose to prohibit concealed guns.

Referred to:

  • Criminal Justice Subcommittee
  • Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Judiciary Committee

STATUS: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

 

SB 618 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Concealed Weapons and Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any area of an airport excluding the sterile area, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

SB 620 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any meeting or committee meeting of the Legislature, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

SB 626 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

SB 640 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any career center, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

Open Carry

SB 644 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube- Openly Carrying a Handgun; Authorizing a concealed weapons or firearms licensee to openly carry a handgun, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
  • Rules Committee

STATUS: Now in Judiciary Committee

 

Concealed Carry in a Courthouse

SB 616 (Support) by Senator Greg Steube-Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee approaches courthouse security or management personnel upon arrival and follows their instructions, etc.

Referred to:

  • Judiciary Committee (Passed 5-4 on March 7th, 2017)
  • Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (Passed 4-3 on March 22nd. 2017)
  • Rules Committee 

STATUS:  Now in Rules Committee

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  • commented 2017-03-23 21:26:46 -0400
    I sure wish ya’ll wouldn’t refer to these as 2A issues. They aren’t. The federals are not involved in these bills. I know it’s easier as a generic but it continues the confusion set forth by proponents of the Incorporation Doctrine like the NRA, GOA and NAGR. These bills really have nothing to do with the Second Amendment. They do have everything to do with our state constitution,Declaration of Rights SECTION 8. Right to bear arms.—
    (a) The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.
    (b) There shall be a mandatory period of three days, excluding weekends and legal holidays, between the purchase and delivery at retail of any handgun. For the purposes of this section, “purchase” means the transfer of money or other valuable consideration to the retailer, and “handgun” means a firearm capable of being carried and used by one hand, such as a pistol or revolver. Holders of a concealed weapon permit as prescribed in Florida law shall not be subject to the provisions of this paragraph.
    © The legislature shall enact legislation implementing subsection (b) of this section, effective no later than December 31, 1991, which shall provide that anyone violating the provisions of subsection (b) shall be guilty of a felony.
    (d) This restriction shall not apply to a trade in of another handgun.
  • commented 2017-03-12 09:50:46 -0400
    Thank you for your comprehensive and thorough updates on these bills.