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Posted: 1/24/2024 10:07:37 AM EDT
I know there is a current thread already about this Bill from 2023 but I wanted to bring an urgent matter up before it is too late.

There is contradictory statement within the Bill as it applies to signage and notification.

Section 10: Amends 23-31-220
  (B) The posting by the employer, owner, or person in legal possession or control of a sign stating "NO CONCEALABLE WEAPONS ALLOWED" shall constitute notice to a person holding a permit issued pursuant to this article that the employer, owner, or person in legal possession or control requests that concealable weapons, whether concealed or openly carried, not be brought upon the premises or into the work placeworkplace.  A person who knowingly brings a concealable weapon, whether concealed or openly carried, onto the premises or work place workplace in violation of the provisions of this paragraph may be charged with a violation of Section 16-11-620.  In addition to the penalties provided in Section 16-11-620, a person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this paragraph must have his permit revoked for a period of one year.  The prohibition contained in this section does not apply to persons specified in Section 16-23-20, item (B)(1).
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This will allow ANY sign even faded written on a post card posted on the cash register to serve as notice. Anyone can be violated for carrying.

Section 12: Retains most of 23-31-235 What qualifies as a Sign.
(B) All signs must be posted at each entrance into a building where carrying of a concealable weapon permit holder is prohibited from carrying a concealable weapon, whether concealed or openly carried, and must be:

      (1) clearly visible from outside the building;

      (2) eight inches wide by twelve inches tall in size;

      (3) contain the words "NO CONCEALABLE WEAPONS ALLOWED" in black one-inch tall uppercase type at the bottom of the sign and centered between the lateral edges of the sign;

      (4) contain a black silhouette of a handgun inside a circle seven inches in diameter with a diagonal line that runs from the lower left to the upper right at a forty-five-degree angle from the horizontal;

      (5) a diameter of a circle; and

      (6) placed not less than forty inches and not more than sixty inches from the bottom of the building's entrance doo
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So a person could be violated for 23-31-220 even though the sign did not meet the requirements of 23-31-235.

220 Was amended to define workplace signs but fails because it made a Blanket statement about the sign. Retail Stores, Malls and such can use this section.  220 should be amended to say that
The posting by the employer, owner, or person in legal possession or control of a sign per 23-31-235 shall constitute notice
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Hope this made sense to those reading it.
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