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56 total bills, 30 anti-gun bills,
6 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 anti-gun bill

H0135

Title: Transfers of Firearms

Description: Requires transfers of firearms when neither party is licensed dealer to be conducted through licensed dealer & requires processing by licensed dealer.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H0175

Title: Firearms

Description: Removes provisions authorizing seizure of firearms from persons in certain circumstances; removes prohibition on firearms ownership or possession until removal of firearm possession & firearm ownership disability; removes prohibition on persons younger than 21 years of age purchasing firearms; eliminates waiting period for purchases of firearms other than handguns; removes ban on bump-fire stocks; removes provisions providing for risk protection orders.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: February 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0197

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms

Description: Prohibits concealed weapon or firearm licensee from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into any child care facility.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H0403

Title: Safety of Religious Institutions

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 in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0455

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: May 3, 2019

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H0487

Title: Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals

Description: Exempting certain licensed medical professionals from specified provisions concerning the carrying of firearms; requiring certain policies and procedures for law enforcement agencies; providing such professionals have no duty to retreat in certain circumstances; providing immunities and privileges for such professionals; providing construction; requiring the appointing law enforcement agency to issue to tactical medical professionals any firearm or ammunition, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2019-77

Last Action Date: June 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0553

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: May 3, 2019

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H0581

Title: Exceptions to Requirements for the Purchase and Sale of Firearms

Description: Defines "holder of concealed weapons permit" to include certified law enforcement officers; revises definition of "law enforcement officer"; exempts holders of concealed weapons permit from specified county waiting period requirements when purchasing firearm.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: March 5, 2019

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H0607

Title: Conditional Medical Release

Description: Expands eligibility for conditional medical release to include inmates with debilitating illnesses.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0683

Title: Prohibited Places For Weapons and Firearms

Description: Revises locations where licensee is prohibited from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0709

Title: Discharging Firearms in Public or on Residential Property

Description: Revises provisions prohibiting recreational discharge of firearm outdoors; prohibits propelling of any potentially lethal projectile over or across private land while target shooting; provides criminal penalties.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0753

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Reduces number of years that such licenses are valid; requires that certain persons successfully demonstrate firearms proficiency through specified course to obtain license; provides course requirements.

Last Action: Withdrawn prior to introduction

Last Action Date: March 1, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H0769

Title: Sale and Delivery of Firearms

Description: Prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor hate crime offenses from purchasing firearms.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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H0787

Title: Self-Defense Immunity

Description: Revises standard of proof necessary to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution; specifies that immunity from prosecution is not available to aggressor; revises criteria for determining whether person would be justified in using force in certain circumstances.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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H0923

Title: Home Safety

Description: Prohibits person who owns firearm from keeping it in residence if he or she knows or has reason to know that another person also residing in that residence is prohibited from owning, possessing, purchasing, or receiving firearm; provides criminal penalties; requires each clerk of court report to OSCA specified information; requires OSCA compile & publish on its website report in specified manner.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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H0941

Title: Domestic Violence

Description: Revises prohibition on sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing firearm or ammunition; requires persons convicted of misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence to surrender all firearms & ammunition; provides requirements for law enforcement officers carrying out court order & taking possession of firearms & ammunition; requires all law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies & procedures; authorizes defendant to elect to transfer all firearms & ammunitions that he or she owns to another person; provides criminal penalties.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H1025

Title: Sale, Transfer, or Storage of Firearms

Description: Revises requirements for storage of firearms; provides criminal penalties if person other than owner access stored firearm & uses it in specified ways; requires seller or transferor of firearm to provide specified information; provides immunity for certain providers of information.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H1165

Title: Minors Posting Firearms on Social Media

Description: Prohibits posting or publishing picture of firearm, BB gun, air or gas-operated gun, or device displayed to resemble firearm to social media by minor; authorizes court to require certain adults to participate in parenting classes; provides for community service programs for violations; requires seizure of firearms; prohibits storing firearm in such way that a minor obtains access to it without permission & posts picture of it on social media.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H6005

Title: Possession of Firearms on School Property

Description: Revises provisions relating to possession of firearms in student campus parking.

Last Action: Died in Education Committee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H6007

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H6039

Title: Medical Privacy Concerning Firearms

Description: Deletes provisions relating to patient firearm ownership recordkeeping, inquiry, & harassment by heath care practitioners & facilities.

Last Action: Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H6061

Title: Local Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition

Description: Repeals provisions relating to preemption of field of regulation of firearms & ammunition to state & penalizing violations.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H6069

Title: Preemption of Firearms and Ammunition

Description: Repeals provision relating to preemption of field of regulation of firearms & ammunition to Legislature, to exclusion of local jurisdictions.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H6073

Title: Firearms

Description: Removes provisions authorizing seizure of firearms from persons in certain circumstances, prohibition on firearms ownership or possession until removal of firearm possession & firearm ownership disability, prohibition on persons younger than 21 years of age from purchasing firearms, certain exemptions from firearms purchase waiting period, ban on bump-fire stock, & statute authorizing risk protection orders.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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H7059

Title: OGSR/Concealed Carry License/DACS

Description: Removes scheduled repeal of exemption from public records requirements for certain personal identifying information held by tax collector when individual applies for license to carry concealed weapon or firearm.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2019-34

Last Action Date: May 15, 2019

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H7125

Title: Administration of Justice

Description: Providing for reallocation of unencumbered funds returned to the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund; increasing threshold amounts for certain theft offenses; revising criminal penalties for the third or subsequent offense of driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified; requiring the Department of Children and Families to provide rehabilitation to criminal offenders designated as sexually violent predators; establishing eligibility criteria for expunction of a criminal history record by a person found to have acted in lawful self-defense; creating the Task Force on the Criminal Punishment Code adjunct to the Department of Legal Affairs, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2019-167, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1021 (Ch. 2019-91), CS/SB 160 (Ch. 2019-45), CS/SB 828 (Ch. 2019-50), SB 910 (Ch. 2019-61), SB 1136 (Ch. 2019-53), CS/CS/SB 1418 (Ch. 2019-134)

Last Action Date: July 1, 2019

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S0108

Title: Regulation of Concealed Weapons Licenses

Description: Transferring the concealed weapons licensing program of the Division of Licensing of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Law Enforcement by a type two transfer; creating the Concealed Weapons Licensing Program in the Department of Law Enforcement; redesignating the Department of Law Enforcement as the entity responsible for regulating, and collecting payments and fees from, concealed weapons licensing, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S0346

Title: Conditional Medical Release

Description: Defining the terms "conditional medical release"; expanding eligibility for conditional medical release to include inmates with debilitating illnesses; defining the term "inmate with a debilitating illness"; redefining the term "terminally ill inmate", etc.

Last Action: Died in Appropriations

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0364

Title: Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms

Description: Revising the locations where a licensee is prohibited from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0466

Title: Assault Weapons and Large-capacity Magazines

Description: Prohibiting the sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine; prohibiting possession of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; providing exceptions; requiring certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines lawfully possessed before a specified date; 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: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0468

Title: Firearms

Description: Requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to include on a standard form certain questions concerning a potential firearm buyer's criminal history and other information relating to the person's eligibility to make the firearm purchase; requiring that, if neither party to a prospective firearms sale, lease, or transfer is a licensed dealer, the parties must complete the sale, lease, or transfer through a licensed dealer; revising applicability of the prohibition against certain sales or deliveries of firearms to include certain purchases, trades, and transfers of a rifle or shotgun, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0500

Title: Gun Safety

Description: Prohibiting the importing into the state of, or the distributing, transporting, transferring, selling, or giving of, an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; prohibiting the possession of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; providing exceptions; requiring certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity magazines lawfully possessed before a specified date; providing enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine, etc.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0636

Title: Use or Threatened Use of Force

Description: Revising the standard under which a person is justified in using or threatening to use nondeadly or deadly force from a person's reasonable belief to the objective belief of a reasonably cautious and prudent person in the same circumstances; revising the burden of proof from clear and convincing evidence to a preponderance of the evidence which the party seeking to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution under a specified provision must prove, etc.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0654

Title: Transfers of Firearms

Description: Requiring transfers of firearms to be conducted through a licensed dealer; requiring deposit of the firearm with the licensed dealer under certain circumstances; providing for disposition of the firearm if the licensed dealer cannot legally complete the transaction or return the firearm to its owner, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S0722

Title: Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals

Description: Exempting certain licensed medical professionals from specified provisions concerning the carrying of firearms; requiring certain policies and procedures for law enforcement agencies; providing immunities and privileges for such professionals; requiring the appointing law enforcement agency to issue any firearm or ammunition to tactical medical professionals, etc.

Last Action: Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 487 (Ch. 2019-77)

Last Action Date: April 29, 2019

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S0734

Title: Penalties and Fees

Description: Requiring a certain application to provide the applicant with the option to fulfill any court-ordered financial obligation associated with a case by enrolling in a payment plan or by completing community service if ordered by the court; revising requirements relating to the payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; authorizing the court to review the reasonableness of the payment plan upon motion of the party and to modify the plan; prohibiting the suspension of a person's driver license solely for failure to pay certain financial obligations unless the clerk of court demonstrates to the court that the individual has the ability to pay but is refusing to do so, etc.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0752

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms

Description: Prohibiting a concealed weapon or firearm licensee from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into any child care facility, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S0764

Title: Home Safety

Description: Prohibiting a person who owns a firearm from keeping it in a residence if he or she knows or has reason to know that another person also residing in that residence is prohibited from owning, possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm; requiring that on a certain date and annually thereafter each clerk of the court report to the Office of State Courts Administrator specified information, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S0788

Title: Firearms

Description: Authorizing a law enforcement officer acting in accordance with certain provisions to serve and execute a court order on any day and at any time; authorizing a law enforcement officer acting in accordance with certain provisions to use reasonable physical force to gain entry to the premises or any dwelling on such premises and take custody of the person subject to the court order; requiring the assigning of serving and executing the court order to a law enforcement officer with certain training, when practicable, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S0818

Title: Mental Health

Description: Authorizing public defenders and regional counsel to have access to persons held in a facility licensed under chapter 394 or chapter 397; requiring that respondents with a serious mental illness be afforded essential elements of care and placed in a continuum of care regimen; authorizing the state to establish that a transfer evaluation was performed by providing the court with a copy of the evaluation before the close of the state's case in chief; revising the requirements for when a person may be taken to a receiving facility for involuntary examination, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0916

Title: Technology Crimes

Description: Redefining the term "cyberstalk" as the term relates to prohibited acts; providing that a person commits an offense against users of certain electronic devices if he or she willfully, knowingly, and exceeding authorization performs specified acts, etc.

Last Action: Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0922

Title: Discharging Firearms in Public or on Residential Property

Description: Citing this act as the "Mary Chadwick Act"; revising provisions prohibiting the recreational discharge of a firearm outdoors; providing criminal penalties; providing an exception; prohibiting the propelling of any potentially lethal projectile over or across private land while target shooting, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0992

Title: Bump-fire Stocks

Description: Delaying a prohibition of certain actions related to bump-fire stocks until a specified date; requiring a person in possession of a bump-fire stock to relinquish it to a law enforcement agency or the Department of Law Enforcement or to destroy or render the device permanently inoperable before the prohibition takes effect, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S0996

Title: Possession of Firearms on School Property

Description: Revising a provision relating to the possession of firearms in student campus parking, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1122

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Reducing the number of years that such licenses are valid; requiring that certain persons successfully demonstrate firearms proficiency through a specified course to obtain a license; providing course requirements, etc.

Last Action: Withdrawn from further consideration

Last Action Date: March 21, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1206

Title: Domestic Violence

Description: Revising a prohibition on the sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibiting persons convicted of a misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition; requiring persons convicted of misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence to surrender all firearms and ammunition in their possession upon conviction; requiring a law enforcement officer to remove firearms from the scene of an alleged act of domestic violence under certain circumstances, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S1238

Title: Safety of Religious Institutions

Description: Authorizing a church, a synagogue, or other religious institution to allow a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a firearm on the property of that church, synagogue, or other religious institution for certain purposes; authorizing a private school or a religious school to designate a person to carry a firearm on that school's property, etc.

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1310

Title: Minors Posting Firearms on Social Media

Description: Prohibiting the posting or publishing of a picture of a firearm, BB gun, air or gas-operated gun, or device displayed to resemble a firearm to social media by a minor; prohibiting storing a firearm in such a way that a minor obtains access to it without permission and posts a picture of it on social media; authorizing warrantless arrest when a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a minor has violated a specified provision, etc.

Last Action: Withdrawn from further consideration

Last Action Date: April 10, 2019

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S1334

Title: Criminal Justice

Description: Prohibiting the arrest, charge, prosecution, or penalization under specified provisions of a person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing, or believed to be experiencing, an alcohol-related overdose; authorizing each county to establish a supervised bond program with the concurrence of the chief judge of the judicial circuit, the county's chief correctional officer, the state attorney, and the public defender; authorizing the Department of Corrections to extend the limits of the place of confinement to allow an inmate to participate in supervised community release, subject to certain requirements, as prescribed by the department by rule, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 595 (Ch. 2019-81), CS/HB 7125 (Ch. 2019-167)

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1532

Title: Local Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition

Description: Repealing a provision relating to a preemption of the field of regulation of firearms and ammunition to the state and penalizing violations, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S1562

Title: Exceptions to Requirements for the Purchase and Sale of Firearms

Description: Defining the term "holder of a concealed weapons permit" and revising the definition of the term "law enforcement officer"; exempting holders of a concealed weapons permit from specified county waiting period requirements when purchasing a firearm, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1662

Title: Preemption of Firearms and Ammunition

Description: Repealing a provision relating to the preemption of the field of regulation of firearms and ammunition to the Legislature, to the exclusion of local jurisdictions, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S1718

Title: Sale and Delivery of Firearms

Description: Prohibiting persons convicted of misdemeanor hate crime offenses from purchasing firearms, etc.

Last Action: Died in Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S1724

Title: Student Discipline

Description: Revising the duties of the district school boards relating to student discipline and school safety; requiring school districts to adopt standards for intervention, rather than a code of student conduct, which include specified requirements; requiring a school district to meaningfully involve parents, students, teachers, and the community in creating and applying certain policies; requiring a school district to fund and support the implementation of school-based restorative justice practices, etc.

Last Action: Died in Education

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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S7026

Title: Not Used

Description: Amending provisions relating to an exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of an individual who has applied for a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm through a tax collector appointed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to receive applications and fees; abrogating the scheduled repeal of the exemption, etc.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/11/19, 2:30 pm, 37 Senate Building

Last Action Date: February 4, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

S7030

Title: Implementation of Legislative Recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission

Description: Requiring sheriffs to establish a school guardian program or contract with another sheriff's office that has established a program under a certain condition; requiring the Office of Safe Schools to annually provide training for specified personnel; requiring district school boards and school district superintendents to partner with security agencies to establish or assign safe-school officers; revising requirements for school district zero-tolerance policies; requiring the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT) to be the primary site security assessment tool for school districts, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2019-22

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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