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CS/CS/SB 234: Firearms

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Criminal Justice ; Evers ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Dockery ; Lynn ; Hays ; Norman ; Negron ; Garcia ; Altman

Firearms; Provides that a person who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm is not in violation of law if the firearm is briefly and openly displayed under certain circumstances. Allows the Division of Licensing of the DOACS to take fingerprints from concealed carry license applicants. Provides that a person may not openly carry a weapon or firearm or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into specified locations. Provides that concealed carry licensees shall not be prohibited from carrying or storing a firearm in a vehicle for lawful purposes, etc.

Effective Date: 6/17/2011
Last Action: 6/17/2011 - Chapter No. 2011-145
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/10/2010 Senate • Filed
1/5/2011 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 27
1/6/2011 Senate • Original reference(s)- removed: Commerce and Tourism; Education Pre-K - 12; Budget
• References corrected to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
• Now in Criminal Justice
2/11/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/22/11, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/4/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/09/11, 3:15 pm, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 27
3/9/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/14/11, 1:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
3/14/2011 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 3 NAYS 2 -SJ 227
3/15/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 227
3/16/2011 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 227
4/7/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/12/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/12/2011 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 469
4/13/2011 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 469
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/15/11, 9:15 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/15/2011 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 8 NAYS 4 -SJ 471
4/18/2011 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/20/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 471
4/25/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/11
4/26/2011 Senate • CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 474
4/27/2011 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 539
• Amendment(s) adopted (688734) -SJ 539
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 539
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2011 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 548
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 26 NAYS 11 -SJ 548
4/29/2011 House • In Messages
5/2/2011 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1007
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/03/11
• Received -HJ 1007
5/3/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1064
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/4/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1121
• CS passed; YEAS 99 NAYS 17 -HJ 1131, 1132
5/4/2011 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 851
6/8/2011 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/17/2011 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2011-145