CS for CS for SB 130 First Engrossed (ntc) 2016130e1 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. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 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 target shooting, in an area that the person 16 knows or reasonably should know is primarily residential in 17 nature and that has a residential density of one or more 18 dwelling units per acre, commits a misdemeanor of the first 19 degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This 20 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 (b) If, under the circumstances, the discharge does not 24 pose a reasonably foreseeable risk to life, safety, or property; 25 or 26 (c) To a person who accidentally discharges a firearm. 27 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.