Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 616 By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability; and Senator Steube 585-02737-17 2017616c1 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 follow their instructions; defining 8 the term “courthouse”; providing that inconsistent 9 definitions are preempted to the Legislature; 10 subjecting the persons or entities responsible for 11 enacting, or causing the enforcement of, an 12 inconsistent definition to specified penalties; 13 providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Present subsection (17) of section 790.06, 18 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (18), a new 19 subsection (17) is added to that section, and paragraph (a) of 20 subsection (12) of that section is amended, to read: 21 790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.— 22 (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not 23 authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a 24 concealed weapon or firearm into: 25 1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05; 26 2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station; 27 3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail; 28 4. Any courthouse, except when a licensee approaches 29 security or management personnel upon arrival at a courthouse 30 and notifies them of the presence of the weapon or firearm and 31 follows the security or management personnel’s instructions for 32 removing, securing, and storing such weapon or firearm, or when 33 the licensee temporarily surrenders such weapon or firearm to 34 the security or management personnel, who shall store the weapon 35 or firearm in a locker, safe, or other secure location and 36 return the weapon or firearm to the licensee when he or she is 37 exiting the courthouse; 38 5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would 39 preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining 40 who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom; 41 6. Any polling place; 42 7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public 43 school district, municipality, or special district; 44 8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof; 45 9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not 46 related to firearms; 47 10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or 48 administration building; 49 11. Any career center; 50 12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense 51 alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which 52 portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such 53 purpose; 54 13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee 55 is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such 56 college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal 57 electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes 58 and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile; 59 14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area 60 of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from 61 carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is 62 encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as 63 baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or 64 15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited 65 by federal law. 66 (17)(a) As used in this section, the term “courthouse” 67 means a building in which trials and hearings are conducted on a 68 regular basis. If a building is used primarily for purposes 69 other than the conduct of hearings and trials and housing 70 judicial chambers, the term includes only that portion of the 71 building that is primarily used for hearings and trials and 72 judicial chambers. 73 (b) A local ordinance, administrative rule, administrative 74 order, or regulation that is in conflict with the definition of 75 the term “courthouse” in this subsection or the rights set forth 76 under subparagraph (12)(a)4. is preempted to the Legislature 77 under s. 790.33. The person, justice, judge, county, agency, 78 municipality, district, or other entity that enacts or causes to 79 be enforced a local ordinance, administrative rule, 80 administrative order, or regulation that is preempted is subject 81 to the penalties set forth in s. 790.33, including, but not 82 limited to, civil fines and removal from office by the Governor. 83 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.