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SB 1496 - Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a city from enacting an ordinance that prevents an individual from carrying a handgun in a public park.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the governing body of a city, county, or metropolitan government from establishing an ordinance that prohibits an individual from possessing, carrying, or storing a handgun or ammunition in the following areas (Sec. 1):
    • A public park;
    • A playground;
    • A civic center; or 
    • A public building or property used for recreational purposes. 
  • Repeals the requirement that the chief administrator of a public property display a sign that states the maximum penalty for carrying a gun on public recreational property (Sec. 2). 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks

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