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Florida SB-206, HB-129, and HB-125 Update!

Friday, September 30, 2005

SB-206 & HB-129 have been introduced in Florida and are Supported by NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. SB-206, by Senator Durell Peaden (R-2) (Identical HB-129), "prohibits specified persons, employers, and business entities from establishing, maintaining, or enforcing any policy or rule that prohibits a person from parking motor vehicle on property set aside for such purpose when secured firearm or firearms are being lawfully transported and stored in the motor vehicle;and provides for specified immunity from liability for businesses." SB-206 amends 790.25, 27.53.

HB-129, "Lawful Ownership, Possession, and Use of Firearms and Other Weapons" was introduced by Representative Dennis Baxley and is cosponsored by Representatives Bob Allen (R-Merritt Island); Greg Evers (R-Milton); Gayle Harrell (R-Pt. St. Lucie); Paige Kreegel (R-Punta Gorda); Mitch Needelman (R-Palm Bay); Joe Negron (R-Stuart); Julio Robaina (R-Miami); Ray Sansom (R-Ft. Walton Beach); Dwight Stansel (D-Live Oak; Baxter Troutman (R-Winter Haven). It is IDENTICAL to SB-206. HB-125 was also introduced and is supported by NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. An identical Senate companion bill SB-208 has been filed by Senator Carey Baker (R-Eustis).

HB-125 by Representative Greg Evers (R-Milton), is cosponsored by Representatives Bob Allen (R-Merritt Island); Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala); Nancy Detert (R-Venice); Gayle Harrell (R-Pt. St. Lucie); Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle); Mitch Needelman (R-Palm Bay); Julio Robaina (R-Miami); Ray Sansom (R-Ft. Walton Beach); and Baxter Troutman (R-Winter Haven). HB-125 requires subagents appointed by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and permits to provide individuals seeking such licenses and permits the opportunity to register to vote or to update a voter registration; requires supervisors of elections to provide such subagents with the necessary voter registration applications; and provides penalties.

We will keep you informed as these bills progress in the Florida legislature.

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