HB 163 - Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms - Florida Key Vote


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Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain individuals to openly carry firearms, effective immediately.


  • Authorizes an individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm to openly carry a firearm (Sec. 4).
  • Prohibits an individual or entity from infringing upon a licensed individual’s right to openly carry a firearm (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that this bill is not intended to restrict a law enforcement officer’s ability or authority to conduct investigations as otherwise authorized by the law (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a public hospital may prohibit a licensee from openly carrying a firearm (Sec. 4).