2016 Legislature             CS for CS for SB 130, 1st Engrossed
    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 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.