Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on September 20, 2017 To authorize an exemption from the “gun free zone” restrictions in the law authorizing shall-issue concealed pistol licenses, if a licensee applies for an exemption and meets certain additional training requirements (eight hours of extra instruction that includes firing at least 94 rounds of ammunition on a range). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on September 20, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 8, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on November 8, 2017 To expand restrictions on carrying a gun in an airport so it apples to "any property owned by a public airport authority," and also clarify that a provision allowing a private property owner to forbid individuals from carrying a gun on the property does not apply if the property is leased to a government entity covered by other provisions of the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on November 8, 2017 To prohibit issuing a concealed pistol permit to an individual who is on a federal government "no fly" list. Note: This list has been criticized having an excess of "false positives," and for not providing procedures for individuals who are not a threat to get their names removed from it.
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on November 8, 2017 To require the state to reimburse schools, universities, colleges and public day care centers for any increase in insurance premiums they might experience if this bill becomes law.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on November 8, 2017 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bills 292 and 293, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills would make it a crime to store or leave a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor.
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on November 8, 2017 To sunset the proposed provisions if an accidental discharge of a gun belonging to person permitted to carry a pistol in a "gun free zone" occurs at a school.
Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on November 8, 2017. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To authorize an exemption from the “gun free zone” restrictions in the law authorizing shall-issue concealed pistol licenses, if a licensee applies for an exemption and meets certain additional training requirements (eight hours of extra instruction that includes firing at least 94 rounds of ammunition on a range). A person renewing a license with this exemption would have to take at least three hours of review training. No-carry zones include schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums or arenas, bars, bar/restaurants, places of worship, college dorms and classrooms, hospitals, casinos, large entertainment facilities and courts. Under the bill, private property owners could still ban guns, schools could prohibit teachers and staff from carrying guns, colleges and universities could still restrict guns, and licensees could not openly carry a gun in a no-carry zone.
Received in the House on November 9, 2017
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 9, 2017