Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 7026
Senate . House
Floor: 1a/F/2R .
03/03/2018 01:06 PM .
Senator Rodriguez moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (234288) (with title
4 Between lines 423 and 424
6 Section 12. Section 790.174, Florida Statutes, is amended
7 to read:
8 790.174 Safe storage of firearms required.—
9 (1) As used in this section, the term “minor” means a
10 person younger than 18 years of age.
(1) A person who stores or leaves, on a premise under
12 his or her control, a loaded firearm, as defined in s. 790.001,
13 and who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely
14 to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of
15 the minor’s parent or the person having charge of the minor, or
16 without the supervision required by law, shall keep the firearm
17 in a securely locked box or container or in a location which a
18 reasonable person would believe to be secure or shall secure it
19 with a trigger lock , except when the person is carrying the
20 firearm on his or her body or within such close proximity
21 thereto that he or she can retrieve and use it as easily and
22 quickly as if he or she carried it on his or her body.
23 (3) (2) It is A person who violates subsection (2) commits a
24 misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.
25 775.082 or s. 775.083 , if a person violates subsection (1) by
26 failing to store or leave a firearm in the required manner and
27 as a result thereof a minor gains access to the firearm, without
28 the lawful permission of the minor’s parent or the person having
29 charge of the minor, and possesses or exhibits it, without the
30 supervision required by law:
31 (a) In a public place; or
32 (b) In a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner in
33 violation of s. 790.10.
35 This subsection does not apply if the minor obtains the firearm
36 as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.
37 (3) As used in this act, the term “minor” means any person
38 under the age of 16.
39 Section 13. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
40 made by this act to section 790.174, Florida Statutes, in a
41 reference thereto, paragraph (f) of subsection (5) of section
42 409.175, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
43 409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential
44 child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public
45 records exemption.—
47 (f) The department’s rules shall include adoption of a form
48 to be used by child-placing agencies during an adoption home
49 study that requires all prospective adoptive applicants to
50 acknowledge in writing the receipt of a document containing
51 solely and exclusively the language provided for in s. 790.174
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55 And the title is amended as follows:
56 Between lines 2448 and 2449
58 amending s. 790.174, F.S.; redefining the term
59 “minor”; requiring that, in specified circumstances, a
60 loaded firearm be kept in a securely locked box or
61 container or be secured with a trigger lock; deleting
62 conditions that pertain to the crime of failing to
63 safely store, leave, or secure a loaded firearm in a
64 specified manner; reenacting s. 409.175(5)(f), F.S.,
65 relating to certain rules of the Department of
66 Children and Families, to incorporate the amendment
67 made to s. 790.174, F.S., in a reference thereto;