Florida Senate - 2012 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 998 Barcode 372506 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) 2 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. 34 35 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.