Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 616
       By Senator Steube
       23-00694-17                                            2017616__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to concealed weapons or firearms;
    3         amending s. 790.06, F.S.; authorizing a concealed
    4         weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily
    5         surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee
    6         approaches courthouse security or management personnel
    7         upon arrival and follows their instructions; providing
    8         an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (12) of section
   13  790.06, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.—
   15         (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not
   16  authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a
   17  concealed weapon or firearm into:
   18         1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05;
   19         2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;
   20         3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail;
   21         4. Any courthouse, except when a licensee approaches
   22  security or management personnel upon arrival at a courthouse
   23  and notifies them of the presence of the weapon or firearm and
   24  follows the security or management personnel’s instructions for
   25  removing, securing, and storing such weapon or firearm, or when
   26  the licensee temporarily surrenders such weapon or firearm to
   27  the security or management personnel, who shall store the weapon
   28  or firearm in a locker, safe, or other secure location and
   29  return the weapon or firearm to the licensee when he or she is
   30  exiting the courthouse;
   31         5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would
   32  preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining
   33  who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;
   34         6. Any polling place;
   35         7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public
   36  school district, municipality, or special district;
   37         8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;
   38         9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not
   39  related to firearms;
   40         10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or
   41  administration building;
   42         11. Any career center;
   43         12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense
   44  alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which
   45  portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such
   46  purpose;
   47         13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee
   48  is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such
   49  college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal
   50  electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes
   51  and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;
   52         14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area
   53  of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from
   54  carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is
   55  encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as
   56  baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or
   57         15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited
   58  by federal law.
   59         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.