Vote to pass a bill that amends existing law regarding the presence of dangerous weapons on or about school premises.
-Specifies that possession of a dangerous weapon on or about school premises is a class B misdemeanor (Sec. 2).
-Specifies that possession of a firearm or sawed-off shotgun on or about school premises is a class A misdemeanor (Sec. 2).
-Defines "on or about school premises" as (Sec. 1):
-In a public or private elementary or secondary school;
-On the grounds of a public or private elementary or secondary school;
-In a public or private institution of higher education;
-Inside any building where preschool or child care is being held; and
-Within 1,000 feet of any elementary or secondary school, institution of higher education, preschool or child care facility.
-Authorizes an individual to possess a firearm if (Sec. 2):
-The possession is approved by the responsible school administrator;
-The item is present or to be used in connection with a lawful, approved activity;
-Is in the possession or under the control of the person responsible for its possession or use at the person's place of residence; or
-In any vehicle lawfully under the person's control, other than a vehicle owned by the school or used by the school to transport students.
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.