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HB 875 - Authorizes Individuals to Carry Weapons in Previously Prohibited Locations - Key Vote

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Spencer Frye voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (119-56) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Individuals to Carry Weapons in Previously Prohibited Locations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes licensed individuals to carry weapons into previously prohibited locations.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the prohibition on carrying weapons in “places of worship” and bars (Sec. 1-5).
  • Defines “weapon” as certain items including, but not limited to, pistols, knives, and blades (Secs. 1-6, 1-8, 1-10 & 2-2).
  • Authorizes private property owners to “exclude or eject” an individual who is in possession of a weapon on the owner’s private property (Sec. 1-4).
  • Authorizes an individual with a weapons carry license to carry a weapon in a government building that is not restricted or screened by security personnel (Sec. 1-5).
  • Specifies that a licensed individual carrying a weapon who attempts to enter the following locations is subject to a misdemeanor, unless the individual immediately exits the location upon receiving notification that his or her weapon was not cleared by security (Secs. 1-5 & 1-8):
    • A government building restricted or screened by security personnel; and
    • The restricted access area of a commercial service airport building.
  • Specifies that an individual who is not a license holder and who attempts to enter the following locations carrying a weapon is subject to a misdemeanor (Secs. 1-5 & 1-8):
    • A government building restricted or screened by security personnel; and
    • The restricted access area of a commercial service airport building.
  • Authorizes any local board of education to implement a program for the approval of personnel to possess or carry weapons within a school safety zone, at a school function, or on a bus (Sec. 1-8).
  • Requires the local board of education that elects to implement a policy allowing certain personnel to carry weapons to establish certain criteria including, but not limited to, the following criteria (Sec. 1-8):
    • An approved list of the types of ammunition and weapons authorized;
    • A required method of securing weapons on the body of the personnel; and  
    • Training on judgment pistol shooting, marksmanship, and a review of current laws related to defense.
  • Requires any individual carrying any weapon on the campus of any institution of postsecondary education without written permission from the local board of education to be fined up to $100, and prohibits the individual from being arrested (Sec. 1-6).
  • Authorizes an individual who is denied a weapons carry license, temporary renewal license, or renewal license, and who contends he or she is qualified to be issued the license, to bring the matter to a legal proceeding or court trial (Sec. 1-7).
  • Prohibits applicants seeking a weapons carry renewal license from being required to provide his or her fingerprint (Sec. 1-7).
  • Prohibits an individual or entity from creating or maintaining a database of information regarding individuals issued weapons carry licenses (Sec. 1-7).
  • Prohibits an individual carrying a weapon from being detained for the purpose of investigating whether the individual has a weapons carry license (Sec. 1-9).
  • Prohibits an individual from being subject to any restriction on any lawful firearm possession as a condition of tenancy in public housing (Sec. 1-3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Individuals to Carry Weapons in Previously Prohibited Locations

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