Florida Senate - 2018                             CS for SB 1048
       By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senators Baxley and Stargel
       590-02440-18                                          20181048c1
    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 concealed handgun in
    6         certain established physical places of worship under
    7         certain circumstances; providing applicability;
    8         providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 790.06, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or firearm.—
   15         (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not
   16  authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a
   17  concealed weapon or firearm into:
   18         1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05;
   19         2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;
   20         3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail;
   21         4. Any courthouse;
   22         5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would
   23  preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining
   24  who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;
   25         6. Any polling place;
   26         7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public
   27  school district, municipality, or special district;
   28         8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;
   29         9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not
   30  related to firearms;
   31         10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or
   32  administration building;
   33         11. Any career center;
   34         12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense
   35  alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which
   36  portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such
   37  purpose;
   38         13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee
   39  is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such
   40  college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal
   41  electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes
   42  and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;
   43         14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area
   44  of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from
   45  carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is
   46  encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as
   47  baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or
   48         15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited
   49  by federal law.
   50         (b) A person licensed under this section may shall not be
   51  prohibited from carrying or storing a firearm in a vehicle for
   52  lawful purposes.
   53         (c)1. Notwithstanding the prohibitions contained in this
   54  subsection or s. 790.115, a church, a synagogue, or any other
   55  religious institution, as that term is defined in s. 496.404,
   56  may authorize a person licensed under this section to carry a
   57  concealed handgun in an established physical place of worship at
   58  which religious services are regularly conducted provided that:
   59         a. If such property is not owned by the religious
   60  institution, the religious institution receives the permission
   61  of the property owner or administrator; and
   62         b. If the religious institution is using property that is
   63  an elementary or secondary school facility or career center or
   64  that is located on the property of a school, as defined in s.
   65  790.115, the person may not carry a concealed handgun on school
   66  property during school hours or during any time when curricular
   67  or extracurricular school-sponsored activities are taking place
   68  on the property.
   69         2. This paragraph does not authorize the carrying of a
   70  firearm in any place or in any manner prohibited by federal law
   71  or on the property of a public or private college, university,
   72  or other postsecondary educational institution.
   73         (d)(c) This section does not modify the terms or conditions
   74  of s. 790.251(7).
   75         (e)(d) Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any
   76  provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second
   77  degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   78         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.