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SB 656 - Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property - Key Vote

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David Wood voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (117-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes certain school employees to carry firearms on school property.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a school district to designate at least 1 individual who is a teacher or administrator to be a “school protection officer” and carry a concealed firearm or a self-defense spray device in any school in the district (Sec. A). 
  • Requires the school board to hold a public hearing before a school district may designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school district from authorizing an individual to carry a concealed firearm on school property unless the individual has a valid concealed carry permit (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a school district from designating an individual as a school protection officer unless the individual has successfully completed a training program which includes certain topics, including, but not limited to, the following topics (Sec. A):
    • Instruction on preventing school violence;
    • Instruction on emergency or violent crisis situations; and
    • Instruction on the use of self-defense spray devices.
  • Authorizes a school protection officer to detain or use force against an individual on school property in order to prevent “imminent” injury to themselves or another individual (Sec. A). 
  • Requires a school protection officer to transfer a detained individual to a school administrator or law enforcement officer as soon as possible and within no more than 1 hour (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school protection officer from allowing any firearm or self-defense spray device to leave their control while on school property, and classifies a violation of this provision as a class B misdemeanor (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed carry permit to openly carry a firearm in a jurisdiction that has an ordinance prohibiting the open carry of firearms (Sec. A).
  • Reduces the minimum age required to receive a concealed carry permit from 21 years of age to 19 years of age (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a housing authority which receives public funds from prohibiting an occupant or guest from possessing firearms anywhere on the housing premises (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits healthcare professionals from being required to ask or maintain records about a patient’s ownership of or access to firearms (Sec. A).

 

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (23-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes certain school employees to carry firearms on school property.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a school district to designate at least 1 individual who is a teacher or administrator to be a “school protection officer” and carry a concealed firearm or a self-defense spray device in any school in the district (Sec. A). 
  • Requires the school board to hold a public hearing before a school district may designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school district from authorizing an individual to carry a concealed firearm on school property unless the individual has a valid concealed carry permit (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a school district from designating an individual as a school protection officer unless the individual has successfully completed a training program which includes certain topics, including, but not limited to, the following topics (Sec. A):
    • Instruction on preventing school violence;
    • Instruction on emergency or violent crisis situations; and
    • Instruction on the use of self-defense spray devices.
  • Authorizes a school protection officer to detain or use force against an individual on school property in order to prevent “imminent” injury to themselves or another individual (Sec. A). 
  • Requires a school protection officer to transfer a detained individual to a school administrator or law enforcement officer as soon as possible and within no more than 1 hour (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school protection officer from allowing any firearm or self-defense spray device to leave their control while on school property, and classifies a violation of this provision as a class B misdemeanor (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed carry permit to openly carry a firearm in a jurisdiction that has an ordinance prohibiting the open carry of firearms (Sec. A).
  • Reduces the minimum age required to receive a concealed carry permit from 21 years of age to 19 years of age (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a housing authority which receives public funds from prohibiting an occupant or guest from possessing firearms anywhere on the housing premises (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits healthcare professionals from being required to ask or maintain records about a patient’s ownership of or access to firearms (Sec. A).

 

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (111-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to repass a bill after having adopted a conference report that authorizes certain school employees to carry firearms on school property.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a school district to designate at least 1 individual who is a teacher or administrator to be a “school protection officer” and carry a concealed firearm or a self-defense spray device in any school in the district (Sec. A). 
  • Requires the school board to hold a public hearing before a school district may designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school district from authorizing an individual to carry a concealed firearm on school property unless the individual has a valid concealed carry permit (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a school district from designating an individual as a school protection officer unless the individual has successfully completed a training program which includes certain topics, including, but not limited to, the following topics (Sec. A):
    • Instruction on preventing school violence;
    • Instruction on emergency or violent crisis situations; and
    • Instruction on the use of self-defense spray devices.
  • Authorizes a school protection officer to detain or use force against an individual on school property in order to prevent “imminent” injury to themselves or another individual (Sec. A). 
  • Requires a school protection officer to transfer a detained individual to a school administrator or law enforcement officer as soon as possible and within no more than 1 hour (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school protection officer from allowing any firearm or self-defense spray device to leave their control while on school property, and classifies a violation of this provision as a class B misdemeanor (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed carry permit to openly carry a firearm in a jurisdiction that has an ordinance prohibiting the open carry of firearms (Sec. A).
  • Reduces the minimum age required to receive a concealed carry permit from 21 years of age to 19 years of age (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a housing authority which receives public funds from prohibiting an occupant or guest from possessing firearms anywhere on the housing premises (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits healthcare professionals from being required to ask or maintain records about a patient’s ownership of or access to firearms (Sec. A).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (21-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to repass a bill after having adopted a conference report that authorizes certain school employees to carry firearms on school property.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a school district to designate at least 1 individual who is a teacher or administrator to be a “school protection officer” and carry a concealed firearm or a self-defense spray device in any school in the district (Sec. A). 
  • Requires the school board to hold a public hearing before a school district may designate a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school district from authorizing an individual to carry a concealed firearm on school property unless the individual has a valid concealed carry permit (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a school district from designating an individual as a school protection officer unless the individual has successfully completed a training program which includes certain topics, including, but not limited to, the following topics (Sec. A):
    • Instruction on preventing school violence;
    • Instruction on emergency or violent crisis situations; and
    • Instruction on the use of self-defense spray devices.
  • Authorizes a school protection officer to detain or use force against an individual on school property in order to prevent “imminent” injury to themselves or another individual (Sec. A). 
  • Requires a school protection officer to transfer a detained individual to a school administrator or law enforcement officer as soon as possible and within no more than 1 hour (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a school protection officer from allowing any firearm or self-defense spray device to leave their control while on school property, and classifies a violation of this provision as a class B misdemeanor (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed carry permit to openly carry a firearm in a jurisdiction that has an ordinance prohibiting the open carry of firearms (Sec. A).
  • Reduces the minimum age required to receive a concealed carry permit from 21 years of age to 19 years of age (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits a housing authority which receives public funds from prohibiting an occupant or guest from possessing firearms anywhere on the housing premises (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits healthcare professionals from being required to ask or maintain records about a patient’s ownership of or access to firearms (Sec. A).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (27-4) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (112-37) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-3) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

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