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42 total bills, 22 anti-gun bills,
4 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 9, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 16, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 16, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Education Committee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 30, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 30, 2019

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H0487

Title: Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals

Description: Exempts certain licensed medical professionals from specified provisions concerning carrying of firearms; requires certain policies & procedures for law enforcement agencies; providing immunities and privileges for such professionals.

Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 30, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 30, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 6, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 6, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 20, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 20, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 20, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 19, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 20, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Education Committee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 9, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Higher Education and Career Readiness Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 16, 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: Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 20, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Infrastructure and Security; Appropriations

Last Action Date: January 10, 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: Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

Last Action Date: February 13, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

Last Action Date: January 25, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 1, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 1, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 8, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 15, 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, etc.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary; Infrastructure and Security; Rules

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0916

Title: Cyberstalking

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: Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 19, 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: Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules

Last Action Date: February 19, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 13, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 13, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 18, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 19, 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: Filed

Last Action Date: February 20, 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

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S7030

Title: School Safety and Security

Description: Requiring a sheriff to establish a school guardian program under a certain condition; requiring school districts to promote a mobile suspicious activity reporting tool through specified mediums; requiring the Commissioner of Education to review recommendations from the School Hardening and Harm Mitigation Workgroup; revising the duties of the commissioner to include oversight of compliance with the safety and security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act by specified persons and entities, etc.

Last Action: Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 19, 2019

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