2019 Florida Proposed Gun Legislation

2019 Florida Proposed Gun Legislation… status as of 10 Feb 2019
including positions of the FL Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence & LWV-FL
To track legislation for both houses, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bills/2019

SENATE

Bill #/ Position Sponsor(s) Description Status
SB108
SMART legislation
Book & Stewart; filed 11/29/18 Regulation of Concealed Weapons Licenses: transfer responsibility to Dept. of Law Enforcement 1/10/2019 Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Infrastructure and Security; Appropriations
       
SB364

SMART legislation

 

Companion bill HB683

 

Braynon; filed 1/17/19 Prohibited Places for Weapons & Firearms: adds performing arts centers and legitimate theaters to list of locations where licensee is prohibited from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon 1/25/2019 Referred to Judiciary, Commerce & Tourism and Rules

 

 

       
SB466

SMART legislation

(see also SB500)

 

Companion bill HB455

Farmer; filed 1/23/19 Bans possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines; provides exceptions; requires certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity magazines lawfully possessed before specified date; provides enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses committed with an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine, etc. 2/1/2019  Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules
       
SB468

SMART legislation

Farmer; filed 1/23/19 Firearms: Requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to include on standard form questions concerning potential firearm buyer’s criminal history and other information relating to the person’s eligibility to make firearm purchase. 2/1/2019 Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules
       
SB470

 

 

Farmer; filed 1/23/19 Fees: Authorizing licensed dealer to charge firearm buyer or transferee specified fees. 2/1/2019 Referred to Judiciary; Finance and Tax; Rules
       
SB500

SMART legislation
(see also SB466)


Companion bill HB455

Stewart; filed 1/24/19 Gun Safety: Prohibits importing or distributing, transporting, transferring, selling, or giving of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; prohibits possession of assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; provides exceptions; requires certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity magazines lawfully possessed before a specified date; provides enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine, etc. 2/8/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
       
SB598

 

Companion bill HB403

Albritton; filed 1/29/2019 Firearms: Authorizes concealed weapon or concealed firearm licensee to carry a concealed firearm on the property of a religious institution during religious services or religious institution events when the property also contains a school; provides exceptions. 2/8/2019 Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules
       
SB636
SMART legislation
Braynon; filed 1/31/2019 Revises Stand Your Ground; Use or Threatened Use of Force: Revises standard under which a person is justified in using or threatening to use non-deadly or deadly force from a person’s reasonable belief to the objective belief of a reasonably cautious and prudent person in the same circumstances; revises burden of proof from clear and convincing evidence to a preponderance of evidence which the party seeking to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution under specified provision must prove.  
       
SB654
SMART legislation Companion bill HB135

 

Book; filed 2/1/2019 Transfers of Firearms; Requires firearm transfers to be conducted through licensed dealer; requires deposit of firearm with licensed dealer under certain circumstances; provides for disposition of firearm if  licensed dealer cannot legally complete the transaction or return the firearm to owner.  
       
SB722

 

Companion bill HB487

 

Hooper, filed 2/5/2019 Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals: Exempts certain licensed medical professionals from specified provisions concerning carrying firearms; requires certain policies and procedures for law enforcement agencies; provides immunities and privileges.  
       
SB752

SMART legislation

 

Companion bill HB197

Berman; filed 2/5/2019 Concealed Weapons and Firearms: Prohibits concealed weapon or firearm licensee from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into any child care facility.  
       
SB764

SMART legislation

Berman; co-introducer Cruz;

Filed 2/6/2019

Home Safety: Prohibits person who owns a firearm from keeping it in a residence if he or she has reason to know that another resident is prohibited from owning, possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm; requires that on a certain date and annually thereafter each clerk of the court report to the Office of State Courts Administrator specified information.  
       
SB788

SMART legislation

 

 

Book; filed 2/6/2019 Firearms: Authorizes law enforcement officer to serve and execute court order on any day and at any time; to use reasonable force to gain entry to premises and take custody of person subject to court order; may seize firearm or ammunition if person poses potential danger to themselves or others; provisions for return of firearms when certain conditions are met; includes provisions describing what conditions must be met to seize firearms .  
       
SPB7026 Criminal Justice; on Committee agenda 2/4/2019 Open Government Sunset Review Act: Amends provisions relating to exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of individual who’s applied for 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. Criminal Justice, on agenda for 02/11/19, 2:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
       
SPB7030 Education; on Committee agenda 2/4/2019 School Safety and Security: Requires sheriff to establish school guardian program under a certain conditions; requires school districts to promote a mobile suspicious activity reporting tool; requires Commissioner of Education to review recommendations from the School Hardening and Harm Mitigation Workgroup; revises duties of commissioner to include oversight of compliance with safety and security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act by specified persons and entities. Education, on agenda for 02/12/19, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
       

 HOUSE 

Bill #/ Position Sponsor(s) Description Status
HB135
SMART legislation Companion bill SB654
Good, Jones & Valdes; filed 12/21/18 Transfers of firearms: requires transfers when neither party is a licensed dealer to be conducted through licensed dealer 1/09/19 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB175 Hill & Sabatini; filed 1/7/2019 Firearms; 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. 1/16/19 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB197
SMART legislation Companion bill SB752

 

Polo; filed 1/9/19 Concealed Weapons and Firearms; Prohibits concealed weapon or firearm licensee from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into any childcare facility. 1/16/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Children, Families and Seniors
       
HB403

 

Companion bill SB598

 

Grall; filed 1/22/19 Safety of Religious Institutions; Authorizes religious institution to allow concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry firearm on property of institution for certain purposes. 1/30/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Education Committee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB455

SMART legislation

 

Companion bills SB466 and 500

Smith, C., Eskamani; Joseph; Polo; filed 1/22/19 Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines; 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. 1/30/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB487

 

Companion bill
SB722

Smith, D; filed 1/22/19 Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals; Exempts certain licensed medical professionals from specified provisions concerning carrying of firearms; requires certain policies & procedures for law enforcement agencies; provides immunities and privileges. 1/30/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB553 Smith, C; filed 1/24/19 Public Records /Personal Identifying Information of Assault Weapon or Large-Capacity Magazine Possession Certificate holder; Provides 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. 1/30/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB581 Clemons; filed 1/28/19 Exceptions to Requirements for the Purchase and Sale of Firearms; 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. 2/6/2019 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB683

SMART legislation

 

Companion bill SB364

Bush; filed 2/6/2019 Prohibited Places For Weapons and Firearms; Revises locations where licensee is prohibited from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm. Adds performing arts centers and theaters.  
       
HB709

SMART legislation

Slosberg; filed 2/7/2019 “Mary Chadwick Act” Discharging Firearms in Public or on Residential Property; 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.  
       
HB6005 Byrd & Sabatini; filed 1/02/19 Possession of Firearms on K-12 School Property: allows carrying firearm for firearm program approved by principal; career center having a firearms training range or in a vehicle (school districts may waive the last provision re: student parking privileges)
    1/09/19 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Education Committee; Judiciary Committee
       
HB6007 Sabatini, Hill & Roach; filed 1/03/19 Campus Carry: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility. 1/16/19 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Higher Education and Career Readiness Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee