Posted: 12/16/2020 3:12:16 PM EDT
Another year another session. You guys know the drill.....
Summary of HB 6001.
It modifies Statute 790.06. Which deals with license to carry concealed weapon or firearm.
Subsection (12)(a) is the list of places a person if not permitted to carry a firearm in FL.
"A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into:"
HB 6001 modifies 790.06 by striking subsection 13. of subsection (12)(a).
Subsection 13. specifically lists the following in regards to colleges and universities.
"Any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;"
That subsection is stricken in HB 6001. Any further changes to 790.06 is simply renumbering the other subsections since 13. is removed. If it is passed, it would be enacted on July 1, 2021.
It does not strike the ban on carrying at any collegiate athletic event not outright relating to firearms.
That is subsection 9. of (12)(a).
"Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms;"
GOA has brought this to the attention of Rep. Sabatini and if the bill reaches committee, Rep. Sabatini will propose and amendment to HB 6001 so subsection 9. of (12)(a) is also stricken.
The co-sponsors to HB 6001 so far are Rep. Stan (District 23 - R) of Ocala and Rep. Spencer Roach (District 79 - R) of Fort Myers.
Outgoing FSU President, John Trasher (former Republican Senate President) has publicly stated he will fight campus carry. He blocked such legislation when he was the Senate President. So expect him to throw his political weight around at the Capitol. The question is, will House Speaker Chris Sprowls allow HB 6001 to reach committee and will it be sent to a committee where it can get a fair reading. If it does, it will have another committee to pass then a floor reading and vote in the House.
Please see attached PDF of HB 6001 for further information.
Summary of HB 6005
It completely repeals 870.044 Automatic emergency measures from the law.
"Whenever the public official declares that a state of emergency exists, pursuant to s. 870.043, the following acts shall be prohibited during the period of said emergency throughout the jurisdiction:
(1) The sale of, or offer to sell, with or without consideration, any ammunition or gun or other firearm of any size or description.
(2) The intentional display, after the emergency is declared, by or in any store or shop of any ammunition or gun or other firearm of any size or description.
(3) The intentional possession in a public place of a firearm by any person, except a duly authorized law enforcement official or person in military service acting in the official performance of her or his duty.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the seizure, taking, or confiscation of firearms that are lawfully possessed, unless a person is engaged in a criminal act."
Please see attached PDF of HB 6005 for further information.
Summary of HB 25
This bill if passed would mandate that background checks are performed on the purchase of any ammunition and would end mail order ammunition to one's residence.
Please see attached PDF of HB 25 for further information.
Summary of HB 27.
Provides exemption from public records requirements for records containing certain information pertaining to buyer or transferee who is not found to be prohibited from receipt or transfer of ammunition; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.
Please see attached PDF of HB 27 for further information.
Summary of SB 186
Section 1 mandates the seizure of all firearms and ammunition from a person (1) "who commits any act constituting domestic violence...", (2) who commits ANY crime the underlying factual basis of which has been found by a court to INCLUDE an act of domestic violence, and (3) dating violence.
Particularly with respect to the dating violence issue, this statute goes far beyond federal law, and dramatically expands the class of embittered acquaintances who could bring charges which would result in the permanent suspension of Second Amendment rights.
The bill makes clear that a person's guns can be ordered seized on the basis of an ex parte hearing. It also makes clear that they are to be seized upon the service of the court's order, meaning that it is clear that the 3 a.m. knock on the door can expand to whatever raid is necessary to achieve that purpose -- and to whatever force is necessary to achieve the purpose.
Finally, if the raid doesn't result in the seizure of every gun which the angry "ex" suspects is in the person's possession, they may file an unsubstantiated affidavit in an ex parte proceeding which precipitates a subsequent middle-of-the-night raid.
Please see attached PDF of SB 186 for further information.
Jan 14 Update:
Current list of bills:
Rep. Sabatini HB 6001 (Campus Carry)
Rep. Sabatini HB 6005 (Repeal Ban on Gun/Ammo Sales during Declared States of Emergency)
Rep. Sabatini HB 123 (Constitutional Carry)
Rep. Andrade HB 213 (Making Cabinet Members Follow State Law in regards to issuing CCW permits)
Rep. Williamson HB 259 (Allows CCW at Religious Institutions even if they have a School)
Sen. Gruters SB 498 (Allows CCW at Religious Institutions even if they have a School)
Rep. Daley HB 25 (Ban on mail Order Ammo and makes buyers get a Background done at FFL)
Rep. Daley HB 27 (Makes the Background Checks done by HB 25 exempt from FOIA Requests)
Rep. Hunschofsky HB 167 (Safe Storage Bill, makes owners lock up guns at home)
Sen. Farmer SB 330 (UBC and Ban on Private Sales)
Sen. Farmer SB 370 (Assault Weapons Ban and Mag Ban)
Sen. Stewart SB 372 (Ban on 3d Printing and 80% Receivers)
Sen. Berman SB 186 (Red Flag Expansion)
Sen. Polsky SB 428 (Safe Storage Bill, makes owners lock up guns at home)
Sen. Farmer SB 294 (Safe Storage Bill, makes owners lock up guns at home)
Current status of the bills and where they are in the process.
SB 330 (UBC and ban on private sales), SB 370 (Assault Weapons Ban), SB 294 (Safe Storage Bill), and SB 372 (ban on 3D Printing and 80% Receiver Builds) has been assigned to the Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations; Rules committees for debate. No date yet scheduled on when debate will be done. The other Anti-Gun bills have not been assigned to committee.
None of the Pro-Gun bills have been assigned to committee.
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