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HB 753 - Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry Concealed Firearms on School Property - Florida Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry Concealed Firearms on School Property

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain public school employees to carry a concealed weapon or firearm on school property, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes a school superintendent, with approval of the school board, to authorize a “school safety designee” to carry a concealed weapon or firearm on school property if the designee meets one of the following criteria (Sec. 2): 
    • The designee is an honorably discharged military veteran and had no firearms-related disciplinary infractions during his or her service;
    • The designee is an active duty member of the military, the National Guard, or military reserves and had no firearms-related disciplinary infractions during his or her service; or
    • The designee is an active law enforcement officer in good standing or who retired or terminated employment in good standing.
  • Requires the designee to be a school district employee or volunteer who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the designee to carry his or her weapon in a concealed manner and keep it on his or her person at all times while performing official school duties (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the designee to undergo a level 2 background screening once every 5 years if he or she has not been previously screened (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the designee to give the school superintendent proof of completion of a school safety program, as created and defined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (Sec. 2).
  • Appropriates $157,927 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Law Enforcement for the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to develop the school safety designee training curriculum (Sec. 9).
  • Rep. Steve Crisafulli voted “Yea” after the roll call.
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz voted “Yea” after the roll call.
  • Rep. Charles David “Dave” Hood, Jr. voted “Yea” after the roll call.
  • Rep. William “Will” W. Weatherford was not present for the vote and his vote was cast without his knowledge; he would have voted “Yea” had he been present.

Title: Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry Concealed Firearms on School Property

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