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CS/SB 300: Weapons and Firearms

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Gaetz

Weapons and Firearms; Providing for construction of statutes that implicate the right to bear arms or engage in self-defense; specifying that a law enforcement officer may arrest a person for the unlicensed carrying of a concealed weapon only upon probable cause that such a violation is being committed; providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm or weapon may also openly carry such firearm or weapon as long as such person is in compliance with specified provisions; providing that a person or entity who infringes on specified rights of an individual may be subject to liability under specified provisions, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/16/2015 Senate • Filed
10/6/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 25
10/12/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 10/20/15, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
10/20/2015 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 3 NAYS 2 -SJ 127
10/21/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
10/23/2015 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 127
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 25
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 111
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Judiciary