Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 996
       By Senator Hutson
       7-01212-19                                             2019996__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to possession of firearms on school
    3         property; amending s. 790.115, F.S.; revising a
    4         provision relating to the possession of firearms in
    5         student campus parking; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   10  790.115, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         790.115 Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a
   12  school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited;
   13  penalties; exceptions.—
   14         (2)(a) A person shall not possess any firearm, electric
   15  weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined
   16  in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except
   17  as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, at a
   18  school-sponsored event or on the property of any school, school
   19  bus, or school bus stop; however, a person may carry a firearm:
   20         1. In a case to a firearms program, class or function which
   21  has been approved in advance by the principal or chief
   22  administrative officer of the school as a program or class to
   23  which firearms could be carried;
   24         2. In a case to a career center having a firearms training
   25  range; or
   26         3. In a vehicle pursuant to s. 790.25(5); except that
   27  school districts may adopt written and published policies that
   28  waive the exception in this subparagraph for purposes of student
   29  and campus parking privileges.
   31  For the purposes of this section, “school” means any preschool,
   32  elementary school, middle school, junior high school, secondary
   33  school, career center, or postsecondary school, whether public
   34  or nonpublic.
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.