Florida Senate - 2016                                    SB 1500
       By Senator Simpson
       18-00593-16                                           20161500__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to concealed weapons and firearms;
    3         amending s. 790.06, F.S.; revising the areas of an
    4         airport where a person is prohibited from openly
    5         carrying a handgun or from carrying a concealed weapon
    6         or firearm; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 790.06, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.—
   13         (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not
   14  authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a
   15  concealed weapon or firearm into:
   16         1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05;
   17         2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;
   18         3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail;
   19         4. Any courthouse;
   20         5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would
   21  preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining
   22  who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;
   23         6. Any polling place;
   24         7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public
   25  school district, municipality, or special district;
   26         8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;
   27         9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not
   28  related to firearms;
   29         10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or
   30  administration building;
   31         11. Any career center;
   32         12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense
   33  alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which
   34  portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such
   35  purpose;
   36         13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee
   37  is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such
   38  college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal
   39  electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes
   40  and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;
   41         14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area
   42  of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from
   43  carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is
   44  encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as
   45  baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or
   46         15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited
   47  by federal law.
   48         (b) A person licensed under this section shall not be
   49  prohibited from carrying or storing a firearm in a vehicle for
   50  lawful purposes.
   51         (c) This section does not modify the terms or conditions of
   52  s. 790.251(7).
   53         (d) Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any
   54  provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second
   55  degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   56         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.