Several gun bills introduced in Florida

Historic City News legislative desk has received a list of house and senate gun bills that have already been filed for the upcoming legislative session here in Florida.

SB-98 Regulation of Firearms By Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis) – Provides that firearms, firearm accessories, & ammunition made in Florida for personal use are not subject to federal law or regulation; provides that certain basic materials are not subject to federal regulation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition under interstate commerce; Effective October 1, 2010, a firearm manufactured and sold in this state must have the indicia “Made in Florida” clearly stamped on a central metallic part of the firearm, such as the receiver or frame. Committee referrals: Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules.

SB-134 Assault Weapons by Sen. Larcenia Bullard (D-Miami) – Provides that a person commits a felony of the third degree if he or she stores or leaves an assault weapon within the reach or easy access of another person if that person obtains the weapon and uses it to inflict injury or death. Provides criminal penalties. Provides exceptions. Defines the term “assault weapon.” Committee referrals: Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations.

SB-136 Concealed Weapon or Firearm/License to Carry by Sen. Larcenia Bullard (D-Miami)
Revises conditions for issuance of a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm and make the criteria more restrictive. Revises conditions under which a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm is suspended or revoked to make it easier to revoke or suspend a license. Committee referrals: Commerce; Criminal Justice; General Government Appropriations.

SB-194 Domestic Violence/Injunction for Protection by Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) Adds circumstances that violate an injunction for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence to include refusal to surrender firearms when order by a court to do so. Committee referrals: Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations.

SB-530 Adoption/Firearms Registration by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) – Prohibits adoption agencies or entities from registering firearms; or requiring disclosure of or restricting lawful possession, storage, or use of firearm or ammunition of prospective parents. Committee referrals: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary.

HB-21 Regulation of Firearms By Rep. Marlene O’Toole (R-The Villages) – Provides that firearms, firearm accessories, & ammunition made in Florida for personal use are not subject to federal law or regulation; provides that certain basic materials are not subject to federal regulation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition under interstate commerce; Effective October 1, 2010, a firearm manufactured and sold in this state must have the indicia “Made in Florida” clearly stamped on a central metallic part of the firearm, such as the receiver or frame. Committee referrals: Civil Justice & Courts Policy Committee; Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee; Policy Council; Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council.

HB-267 Assault Weapons by Rep. Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) – Provides that a person commits a felony of the third degree if he or she stores or leaves an assault weapon within the reach or easy access of another person if that person obtains the weapon and uses it to inflict injury or death. Provides criminal penalties. Provides exceptions. Defines the term “assault weapon.” Committee referrals: Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee; Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Committee; Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council.

HB-309 Domestic Violence/Injunction for Protection by Rep. Janet Long (D-St. Petersburg) – Adds circumstances that violate an injunction for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence to include refusal to surrender firearms when order by a court to do so. Committee referrals: Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee; Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Committee; Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council.

HB-315 Adoption/Firearms Registration by Rep. Mike Horner (R-Kissimmee) – Prohibits adoption agencies or entities from registering firearms; or requiring disclosure of or restricting lawful possession, storage, or use of firearm or ammunition of prospective parents. Committee referrals: Health Care Services Policy Committee; Health & Family Services Policy Council.

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