Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 998
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             03/01/2012 11:36 AM       .                                

       Senator Evers moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 68 and 69
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Section 790.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read
    7         790.15 Discharging firearm in public or on residential
    8  property.—
    9         (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) or subsection (3),
   10  any person who knowingly discharges a firearm in any public
   11  place or on the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway,
   12  or street or whosoever knowingly discharges any firearm over the
   13  right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street or
   14  over any occupied premises or who recklessly or negligently
   15  discharges a firearm outdoors on any property used primarily as
   16  the site of a dwelling as defined in s. 776.013 or zoned
   17  exclusively for residential use is guilty of a misdemeanor of
   18  the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
   19  775.083. This section does not apply to a person lawfully
   20  defending life or property or performing official duties
   21  requiring the discharge of a firearm or to a person discharging
   22  a firearm on public roads or properties expressly approved for
   23  hunting by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or
   24  Division of Forestry.
   25         (2) Any occupant of any vehicle who knowingly and willfully
   26  discharges any firearm from the vehicle within 1,000 feet of any
   27  person commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as
   28  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   29         (3) Any driver or owner of any vehicle, whether or not the
   30  owner of the vehicle is occupying the vehicle, who knowingly
   31  directs any other person to discharge any firearm from the
   32  vehicle commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as
   33  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
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   36         And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 12
   38  and insert:
   39         regardless of age; amending s. 790.15, F.S.;
   40         prohibiting reckless or negligent discharge of a
   41         firearm in certain locations; providing an effective
   42         date.