Florida Senate - 2017 SB 616 By Senator Steube 23-00694-17 2017616__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to concealed weapons or firearms; 3 amending s. 790.06, F.S.; authorizing a concealed 4 weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily 5 surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee 6 approaches courthouse security or management personnel 7 upon arrival and follows their instructions; providing 8 an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (12) of section 13 790.06, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 14 790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.— 15 (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not 16 authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a 17 concealed weapon or firearm into: 18 1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05; 19 2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station; 20 3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail; 21 4. Any courthouse, except when a licensee approaches 22 security or management personnel upon arrival at a courthouse 23 and notifies them of the presence of the weapon or firearm and 24 follows the security or management personnel’s instructions for 25 removing, securing, and storing such weapon or firearm, or when 26 the licensee temporarily surrenders such weapon or firearm to 27 the security or management personnel, who shall store the weapon 28 or firearm in a locker, safe, or other secure location and 29 return the weapon or firearm to the licensee when he or she is 30 exiting the courthouse; 31 5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would 32 preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining 33 who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom; 34 6. Any polling place; 35 7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public 36 school district, municipality, or special district; 37 8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof; 38 9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not 39 related to firearms; 40 10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or 41 administration building; 42 11. Any career center; 43 12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense 44 alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which 45 portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such 46 purpose; 47 13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee 48 is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such 49 college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal 50 electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes 51 and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile; 52 14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area 53 of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from 54 carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is 55 encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as 56 baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or 57 15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited 58 by federal law. 59 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.