Florida ‘Campus Carry’ bill clears final House committee, ready for floor vote

A bill (HB 4001) that would allow concealed carry license holders to possess their firearms on public college campuses cleared, the Judiciary Committee, its final Florida House committee hearing, on Thursday, November 19, 2015. It was previously reported favorably by the Criminal Justice Committee and the Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee. The legislation will be up for a floor vote when the legislature reconvenes in January 2016.

The identical Senate bill (SB 68) has cleared the Senate Criminal Justice and Higher Education committees. It is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it died during the 2015 session.

Summary:

General Bill by Steube and Rehwinkel Vasilinda (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Boyd; Combee; Drake; Eagle; Fant; Gaetz; Renner; Smith; Stone; Sullivan; Trumbull; Van Zant; Wood

Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.

Effective Date: July 1, 2016

Last Event: Bill released to House Calendar on Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:00 PM

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