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
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
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.
- F.S. 790.25 Lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons
- F.S. 790.25 & 790.251 Possession [of weapon or firearm] in vehicle, parking lot
- Florida court ruling could legalize open carry of firearms