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HB 4009 — Slungshot

by Rep. Combee and others (SB 612 by Senators Hays and Evers)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

“Slungshot” is defined in s. 790.001(12), F.S., as a small mass of metal, stone, sand, or similar material fixed on a flexible handle, strap, or the like, used as a weapon. The bill repeals references to slungshot in ch. 790, F.S. The slungshot may be manufactured, displayed for sale, sold, and carried in a concealed manner under the provisions of the bill. The bill will also allow a dealer in arms to sell or transfer a slungshot to a minor.

The bill makes conforming changes in s. 790.09, F.S., to reflect that the section applies only to metallic knuckles, the section’s application to slungshots having been deleted.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-0