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50 total bills, 15 anti-gun bills,
14 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Florida Gun Laws

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note: Florida does not carry over legislation from session to session

this is an pro-gun bill

H0039

Title: Weapons and Firearms

Description: Removes statement of applicability relating to certain violations of carrying concealed weapon or firearm; reduces penalties applicable to person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm for first or second violation of specified provisions relating to openly carrying weapons; provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if firearm is temporarily & openly displayed.

Last Action: Died on Calendar

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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H0055

Title: Sale of Firearms

Description: Requires FDLE procedures to allow payment or transmittal of processing fees for criminal history checks of potential firearms buyers by electronic means; provides that criminal history check requests may be made by electronic means.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-144

Last Action Date: April 9, 2018

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H0091

Title: Purchase of Personal Firearms by Active Duty Servicemembers

Description: Proposes amendments to State Constitution to remove certain restrictions on purchase of personal firearms by active duty servicemembers.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: September 18, 2017

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H0093

Title: Exception to the Waiting Period for Purchasing and Delivering Handguns

Description: Exempts purchase of handgun by an active duty member of US Armed Services from 3-day waiting period.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: September 18, 2017

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H0107

Title: Veteran Identification

Description: Requires DHSMV to create veteran identification card for certain purposes; provides for design of card; provides eligibility requirements; prohibits use of card for certain purposes; authorizes use of card as proof of veteran status for obtaining waivers of license & registration fees relating to certain businesses & occupations & for expedited service of application for license to carry concealed weapons or firearms.

Last Action: Died in Government Accountability Committee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H0113

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities

Description: Provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon & concealed firearm is not prohibited by specified laws from such carrying on property of certain institutions.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H0219

Title: Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines

Description: Prohibits sale, transfers, or possession of assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine; provides exceptions; requires certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines lawfully possessed before specified date; provides conditions for continued possession of such weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines; requires certificates of transfer for transfers of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines; provides for relinquishment of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines; provides requirements for transportation of assault weapons; provides enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with assault weapon or large-capacity magazine.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H0221

Title: Pub. Rec./Personal Identifying Information of Assault Weapon or Large-Capacity Magazine Possession Certificateholder

Description: Provides an exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of person issued certificate of possession with respect to an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine; provides for access to exempt information for specified purposes; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H0231

Title: Risk Protection Orders

Description: Authorizes risk protection orders to prevent persons who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H0269

Title: Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms

Description: Requires applicant for concealed weapons or firearms license to undergo mental health evaluation by licensed professional & be determined to be competent.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: January 5, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H0321

Title: Bump-fire Stocks

Description: Defines "bump-fire stock"; prohibits importation, transfer or possession of bump-fire stock; authorizes person to relinquish bump-fire stock; requires person who does not relinquish bump-fire stock to destroy it.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H0383

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizes concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender weapon or firearm when entering courthouse; preempts certain ordinances, rules, orders, & regulations.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: January 9, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H0553

Title: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Description: Revises, creates, & repeals various provisions relating to structures used in citrus production; oyster harvesting licenses; pesticide registration fees; Class "K" & concealed firearm licenses; charitable & sponsor sales promotions & solicitations; water vending machines; telephone solicitations; antifreeze & brake fluid brands; liquefied petroleum licenses & dealer practices; commercial weights & measures; sale & purchase of livestock; emergency powers & orders; agricultural commodity marketing; seed labeling, sale, & solicitation; Florida Forest Service; & government impostor & deceptive ads.

Last Action: Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/SB 740

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H0621

Title: School Safety

Description: Provides exception to prohibition on possessing firearms & specified devices on school property for authorized concealed weapon & firearm licensees who are designated by school principals & district school superintendents; provides requirements for designees; requires district school boards to formulate & prescribe policies & procedures for active shooter & hostage situations; requires that active shooter training for each school be conducted by law enforcement agency designated as first responders to school's campus; requires district school boards & private school principals & governing boards allow campus tours by such agency; permits district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school's campus; requires district school superintendents to provide recommendations on school safety & security to law enforcement agencies.

Last Action: Died in PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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H0677

Title: Firearm Purchases

Description: Requires FDLE to include on standard firearm purchase form certain questions concerning potential buyer's criminal history & eligibility; requires notice to law enforcement when potential sale or transfer receives nonapproval.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: November 20, 2017

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H0947

Title: Behavioral Health of Minors

Description: Revises deadlines for submission of documentation regarding involuntary examinations; establishes priority for mental health training by school resource officers & school safety officers; requires parental notification prior to removing student for involuntary examination; revises responsibilities of DOE & Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention; revises criteria for designation as Certified Suicide Prevention School; requires department, school district, & each school to post certain information regarding Certified Suicide Prevention Schools on its website.

Last Action: Died in Messages

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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H0967

Title: Determining Bail

Description: Specifies purpose of bail; creates presumption for release of arrested individuals awaiting trial; requires release of individuals if no substantial risk of flight or harm; authorizes reasonable nonmonetary bail conditions; requires consideration of certain factors when determining whether to release defendant; removes prohibition of release on nonmonetary conditions under certain supervision; prohibits court from granting pretrial release for person charged with dangerous crime; revises list of offenses that are deemed to be dangerous crimes; specifies that state must show need for pretrial detention by certain standard of evidence; requires written findings & conclusion.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H0997

Title: Handgun Buyback and Safe Storage Program

Description: Creates program within FDLE to provide grants to support sheriffs' offices in sponsoring annual handgun buyback & safe storage events, subject to certain appropriation; specifies cash payment amounts for certain surrendered handguns; provides requirements & restrictions for such events; directs FDLE to establish criteria & process for grant applications; provides for voluntary contributions to program.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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H1051

Title: Firearm Purchases

Description: Requires FDLE to include on standard firearm purchase form certain questions concerning potential buyer's criminal history & eligibility; requires notice to law enforcement when potential sale or transfer receives nonapproval.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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H1067

Title: Reclassification of Offenses Involving Certain Firearms or Firearm Accessories

Description: Provides for reclassification of offenses committed while in possession of firearm or weapon capable of holding more than 13 rounds of ammunition, possession of two or more firearms, or firearm & specified accessories.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: January 2, 2018

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H1095

Title: Penalties and Fees

Description: Revises requirements for determination of indigency for payment of certain penalties/fees; revises & repeals provisions relating to driver license suspension/revocation for certain offenses; revises penalties; requires DHSMV to notify DOLRI of adoption of certain forms.

Last Action: Died in Appropriations Committee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H1419

Title: Firearms

Description: Authorizes religious institution to allow concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry firearm on property of institution for certain purposes.

Last Action: Died on Calendar

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H6073

Title: Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person

Description: Repeals provisions relating to home protection & use of deadly force, which created presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm in certain circumstances & provided that person has no duty to retreat & has right to stand his or her ground & meet force with force in certain circumstances; conforms provisions.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7101

Title: Public Safety

Description: Revises duties & responsibilities of FDLE, DCF, DOE, school districts, district school boards, & school district superintendents; revises provisions relating to mental health services for students, possession & sale of firearms, school emergency preparedness, & school resource officer programs; creates Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, school marshal programs, community actions teams, Office of Safe Schools, school safety specialists, threat assessment teams, & youth mental health first aid training program.

Last Action: Died on Calendar

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S0120

Title: Firearms

Description: Providing legislative intent; requiring a business, organization, or entity that prohibits a concealed weapon or firearm licensee from carrying a weapon or firearm onto its property to assume certain responsibility for the safety and defense of such licensee; providing that the responsibility of such business, organization, or entity extends to the conduct of certain people and animals, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S0134

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee approaches courthouse security or management personnel upon arrival and follows their instructions; defining the term "courthouse"; preempting certain ordinances, rules, orders, and regulations that conflict with that definition or with certain rights, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: January 9, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S0148

Title: Weapons and Firearms

Description: Deleting a statement of applicability relating to violations of carrying a concealed weapon or firearm; reducing the penalties applicable to a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm for a first or second violation of specified provisions relating to openly carrying weapons; providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if the firearm is temporarily and openly displayed, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: January 9, 2018

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S0152

Title: Sale of Firearms

Description: Requiring Department of Law Enforcement procedures to allow the payment or transmittal of processing fees for criminal history checks of potential firearms buyers by electronic means; providing that criminal history check requests by licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers to the department may be made by electronic means, etc.

Last Action: Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 55

Last Action Date: February 8, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S0196

Title: Gun Safety

Description: Prohibiting the sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; specifying circumstances in which the manufacture or transportation of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines is not prohibited; providing enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S0218

Title: Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms

Description: Revising the locations and circumstances in which a loaded firearm is required to be kept or secured with a trigger lock; deleting conditions that pertain to the crime of failing to safely store, leave, or secure a loaded firearm in a specified manner, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S0238

Title: Conditional Medical Release

Description: Expanding eligibility for conditional medical release to include inmates with debilitating illnesses; authorizing the Florida Commission on Offender Review to release eligible inmates; requiring that certain inmates whose eligibility is verified by the commission be placed on conditional medical release, etc.

Last Action: Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S0240

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property

Description: Specifying that concealed weapon and concealed firearm licensees are not prohibited by specified laws from carrying such weapons or firearms on certain private school property, etc.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: September 13, 2017

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S0270

Title: Involuntary Examination and Involuntary Admission of Minors

Description: Authorizing a designated law enforcement agency to decline to transport a minor 14 years of age or younger to a receiving facility for mental health or substance abuse evaluation if the parent or guardian of the minor agrees to transport the minor to the receiving facility; requiring an assessment by a service provider of a minor 14 years of age or younger to be initiated within 8 hours after the patient's arrival at the receiving facility, etc.

Last Action: Died in Rules

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S0274

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities

Description: Providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm is not prohibited by specified laws from such carrying on the property of certain institutions, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: January 9, 2018

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S0328

Title: Veteran Identification

Description: Requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to create a veteran identification card for certain purposes; authorizing use of the card as proof of veteran status for expedited processing of an application for a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm, etc.

Last Action: Died in Appropriations

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S0334

Title: Firearm Purchases

Description: Requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to include on a standard form certain questions concerning a potential firearm buyer's criminal history or other information relating to the person's eligibility to make the firearm purchase; requiring the department to notify law enforcement officials when a potential sale or transfer receives a nonapproval number, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S0400

Title: Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms

Description: Requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue a license if, in addition to other specified criteria, the applicant has undergone a mental health evaluation conducted by certain licensed professionals and has been determined to be competent, etc.

Last Action: Died in Health Policy

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S0456

Title: Bump-fire Stocks

Description: Prohibiting the importation, transfer, distribution, transport, sale, giving, or possession of a bump-fire stock in this state; authorizing a person to relinquish a bump-fire stock to a law enforcement agency or the Department of Law Enforcement, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S0530

Title: Risk Protection Orders

Description: Creating the "The Risk Protection Order Act"; authorizing risk protection orders to prevent persons who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms; requiring law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies and procedures by a certain date; requiring the termination of a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm that is held by a person subject to such an order, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S0740

Title: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Description: Specifying the methodology for the assessment of certain structures in horticultural production; revising permitting requirements and operating standards for water vending machines; requiring certain liquefied petroleum gas dealers to provide notice within a specified period before rendering a consumer's liquefied petroleum gas equipment or system inoperable or discontinuing service; providing that delaying or failing to make payment for certain livestock is an unfair and deceptive act, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-84

Last Action Date: March 26, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S0838

Title: Sale and Delivery of Firearms

Description: Requiring that the parties, if neither party to a sale, lease, or transfer of a firearm is a licensed dealer, complete the sale, lease, or transfer through a licensed dealer; applying the mandatory 3-day waiting period to private sales of handguns facilitated through a licensed dealer, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S1048

Title: Firearms

Description: Authorizing a church, a synagogue, or other religious institution to allow a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed handgun in certain established physical places of worship under certain circumstances, etc.

Last Action: Died on Calendar

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S1218

Title: Public Safety

Description: Creating the Florida Correctional Operations Oversight Council within the Office of Chief Inspector General; authorizing a mutual aid agreement in the event of a declared state of emergency for certain law enforcement purposes; requiring each judicial circuit to establish a Driver License Reinstatement Days program for reinstating suspended driver licenses in certain circumstances; authorizing a court to impose a sentence other than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment and mandatory fine for a person convicted of trafficking if the court makes certain findings on the record, etc.

Last Action: Died on Calendar

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S1236

Title: School Safety

Description: Providing an exception to a prohibition on possessing firearms or other specified devices on school property or other specified areas for authorized concealed weapon or firearm licensees who are designated by school principals or district school superintendents; requiring district school boards to formulate and prescribe policies and procedures for active shooter and hostage situations; requiring a district school superintendent to provide specified agencies with certain strategy and activity recommendations to improve school safety and security, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S1242

Title: Carrying of Weapons and Firearms

Description: Providing that specified provisions relating to the carrying of weapons and firearms do not apply to persons engaged in, traveling to, or returning from certain outdoor activities or traveling to or returning from certain motor vehicles, residences, shelters, and other places, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S1298

Title: Juvenile Justice

Description: Requiring that a prolific juvenile offender be held in secure detention until a detention hearing is held if the juvenile violated the conditions of nonsecure detention; requiring a court to receive and consider a predisposition report before committing a child if the court determines that adjudication and commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice is appropriate; requiring that a board of directors for the department's direct-support organization be appointed according to the organization's established bylaws, etc.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S1392

Title: Criminal Justice

Description: Requiring the Department of Corrections to include information in its annual report on inmate admission based on offense type and recidivism rate; encouraging local communities and public or private educational institutions to implement prearrest diversion programs for certain offenders; requiring each pretrial release program to include in its annual report the types of criminal charges of defendants accepted into a pretrial release program, the number of defendants accepted into a pretrial release program who paid a bail or bond, the number of defendants accepted into a pretrial release program with no prior criminal conviction, and the number of defendants for whom a pretrial risk assessment tool was used or was not, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-127

Last Action Date: April 2, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S1476

Title: Prohibited Recordkeeping of Firearms or Firearm Owners

Description: Repealing provisions relating to the prohibition of registration of firearms and the treatment of electronic records, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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S7022

Title: Firearm Safety

Description: Authorizing a law enforcement officer to seize and hold firearms and ammunition if taking custody of a person who poses a potential danger to himself or herself or others and who has made a credible threat against another person; prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a firearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibiting a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a firearm, etc.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Not Received

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S7026

Title: Public Safety

Description: Citing this act as the "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act"; authorizing the awarding of grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs; establishing the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education; providing that each sheriff may establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and appoint certain volunteer school employees as school guardians; prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a firearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibiting a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a firearm; prohibiting specified acts relating to the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks; creating the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-3

Last Action Date: March 9, 2018

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