Florida Senate - 2016                              CS for SB 130
       By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Richter
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to discharging a firearm; amending s.
    3         790.15, F.S.; prohibiting the recreational discharge
    4         of a firearm in certain residential areas; providing
    5         criminal penalties; providing exceptions; providing an
    6         effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 790.15,
   11  Florida Statutes, to read:
   12         790.15 Discharging firearm in public or on residential
   13  property.—
   14         (4) Any person who recreationally discharges a firearm
   15  outdoors, including for target shooting or celebratory shooting,
   16  in an area that the person knows or reasonably should know is
   17  primarily residential in nature and that has a residential
   18  density of one or more dwelling units per acre, commits a
   19  misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
   20  775.082 or s. 775.083. This subsection does not apply:
   21         (a) To a person lawfully defending life or property or
   22  performing official duties requiring the discharge of a firearm;
   23  or
   24         (b) If, under the circumstances, the discharge does not
   25  pose a reasonably foreseeable risk to life, safety, or property.
   26         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.