Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1048
       By Senator Baxley
       12-01094A-18                                          20181048__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to firearms; amending s. 790.06, F.S.;
    3         authorizing a church, a synagogue, or other religious
    4         institution to allow a concealed weapons or concealed
    5         firearms licensee to carry a firearm on the property
    6         of the church, synagogue, or religious institution for
    7         certain purposes; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 790.06, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.—
   14         (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not
   15  authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a
   16  concealed weapon or firearm into:
   17         1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05;
   18         2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;
   19         3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail;
   20         4. Any courthouse;
   21         5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would
   22  preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining
   23  who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;
   24         6. Any polling place;
   25         7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public
   26  school district, municipality, or special district;
   27         8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;
   28         9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not
   29  related to firearms;
   30         10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or
   31  administration building;
   32         11. Any career center;
   33         12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense
   34  alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which
   35  portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such
   36  purpose;
   37         13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee
   38  is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such
   39  college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal
   40  electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes
   41  and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;
   42         14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area
   43  of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from
   44  carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is
   45  encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as
   46  baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or
   47         15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited
   48  by federal law.
   49         (b) A person licensed under this section may shall not be
   50  prohibited from carrying or storing a firearm in a vehicle for
   51  lawful purposes.
   52         (c) Notwithstanding any other law, for the purposes of
   53  safety, security, personal protection, or other lawful purposes,
   54  a church, a synagogue, or any other religious institution may
   55  authorize a person licensed under this section to carry a
   56  firearm on property owned, rented, leased, borrowed, or lawfully
   57  used by the church, synagogue, or religious institution.
   58         (d)(c) This section does not modify the terms or conditions
   59  of s. 790.251(7).
   60         (e)(d) Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any
   61  provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second
   62  degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   63         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.