Legislation would allow Floridians to carry concealed weapons without a license during mandatory evacuations

HB 493 – Carrying a Concealed Weapon or Concealed Firearm

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General Bill   by Fitzenhagen (CO-SPONSORS) Eagle

Carrying a Concealed Weapon or Concealed Firearm: Provides exemption from criminal penalties for carrying concealed weapon or concealed firearm when evacuating pursuant to mandatory evacuation order during declared state of emergency.

Effective Date:  July 1, 2015

Last Event:  Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:43 AM

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SB 290 – Carrying a Concealed Weapon or a Concealed Firearm

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General Bill   by Brandes (CO-SPONSORS) Bradley; Evers; Negron

Carrying a Concealed Weapon or a Concealed Firearm: Providing an exemption from criminal penalties for carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when evacuating pursuant to a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency, etc.

Effective Date:  07/01/2015

Last Event:  02/09/15 S On Committee agenda– Criminal Justice, 02/16/15, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building on Monday, February 09, 2015 12:52 PM

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Under Florida law, it is currently it is a felony to carry a concealed weapon without a permit (F.S. 790.06) and a misdemeanor to open carry a firearm (F.S. 790.053). This legislation meant to allow law-abiding gun owners to legally transport their firearms in the event of a mandatory evacuation.

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