Florida Senate - 2011 SB 1220 By Senator Altman 24-00868-11 20111220__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to concealed weapons or firearms; 3 creating s. 790.062, F.S.; providing for otherwise 4 qualified members and veterans of the United States 5 Armed Forces to be issued a concealed weapon or 6 firearm license regardless of age or United States 7 residency in certain circumstances; providing 8 additional methods for the taking of fingerprints from 9 such license applicants; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Section 790.062, Florida Statutes, is created to 14 read: 15 790.062 Members and veterans of United States Armed Forces; 16 exceptions from licensure provisions.— 17 (1) Notwithstanding s. 790.06(2)(a) and (b), the Department 18 of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall issue a license to 19 carry a concealed weapon or firearm under s. 790.06 if the 20 applicant is otherwise qualified and: 21 (a) Is a servicemember, as defined in s. 250.01; or 22 (b) Is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who was 23 discharged under honorable conditions. 24 (2) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 25 shall accept fingerprints of an applicant under this section 26 administered by any law enforcement agency, military provost, or 27 other military unit charged with law enforcement duties or as 28 otherwise provided for in s. 790.06(5)(c). 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.