Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 402
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/08/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Dean) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 41 - 63
    4  and insert:
    5         (1) PREEMPTION.—Except as expressly provided by the Florida
    6  Constitution or general law, the Legislature hereby declares
    7  that it is occupying the whole field of regulation of firearms
    8  and ammunition, including the purchase, sale, transfer,
    9  taxation, manufacture, ownership, possession, storage, and
   10  transportation thereof, to the exclusion of all existing and
   11  future county, city, town, or municipal ordinances or
   12  regulations relating thereto. Any such existing ordinances or
   13  regulations are hereby declared null and void. This subsection
   14  shall not affect zoning ordinances which encompass firearms
   15  businesses along with other businesses. Zoning ordinances which
   16  are designed for the purpose of restricting or prohibiting the
   17  sale, purchase, transfer, or manufacture of firearms or
   18  ammunition as a method of regulating firearms or ammunition are
   19  in conflict with this subsection and are prohibited.
   20         (2) PROHIBITIONS.—The following entities may not, when
   21  acting in their official capacity or otherwise under color of
   22  law, regulate or attempt to regulate firearms or ammunition in
   23  any manner, whether by the enactment or enforcement of any
   24  ordinance, regulation, measure, directive, rule, enactment,
   25  order, policy, or exercise of proprietary authority, or by any
   26  other means, except as specifically authorized by this section,
   27  by general law, or by the Florida Constitution:
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   31         And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete lines 9 - 10
   33  and insert:
   34         as specifically authorized by s. 790.33, F.S., by
   35         general law, or by the Florida Constitution; providing
   36         a penalty for knowing and