Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 374
       By Senator Braynon
       36-00573-13                                            2013374__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to concealed weapons and firearms;
    3         amending s. 790.33, F.S.; creating an exception to the
    4         preemption of the regulation of firearms to the
    5         Legislature to allow a state agency or local
    6         government to prohibit the possession of a concealed
    7         firearm and ammunition at specified publicly
    8         sanctioned or sponsored events conducted in public
    9         buildings or at government-sponsored outdoor public
   10         venues; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 790.33, Florida
   15  Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         790.33 Field of regulation of firearms and ammunition
   17  preempted.—
   18         (4) EXCEPTIONS.—This section does not prohibit:
   19         (a) Zoning ordinances that encompass firearms businesses
   20  along with other businesses, except that zoning ordinances that
   21  are designed for the purpose of restricting or prohibiting the
   22  sale, purchase, transfer, or manufacture of firearms or
   23  ammunition as a method of regulating firearms or ammunition are
   24  in conflict with this subsection and are prohibited;
   25         (b) A duly organized law enforcement agency from enacting
   26  and enforcing regulations pertaining to firearms, ammunition, or
   27  firearm accessories issued to or used by peace officers in the
   28  course of their official duties;
   29         (c) Except as provided in s. 790.251, any entity subject to
   30  the prohibitions of this section from regulating or prohibiting
   31  the carrying of firearms and ammunition by an employee of the
   32  entity during and in the course of the employee’s official
   33  duties;
   34         (d) A court or administrative law judge from hearing and
   35  resolving any case or controversy or issuing any opinion or
   36  order on a matter within the jurisdiction of that court or
   37  judge; or
   38         (e) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
   39  from regulating the use of firearms or ammunition as a method of
   40  taking wildlife and regulating the shooting ranges managed by
   41  the commission; or
   42         (f) A state agency or local government from prohibiting a
   43  person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm from
   44  possessing a concealed firearm and ammunition at a publicly
   45  sanctioned or sponsored recreation, concert, or sporting event
   46  conducted in a public building or at a government-sponsored
   47  outdoor public venue.
   48         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.