Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
On Thursday, April 16, House Bill 962, as amended by the Senate passed 26 to 7. HB 962, sponsored by State Representative Curry Todd (R-95), was stripped and amended to include language from Senate Bill 1127.
SB 1127, sponsored by State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25), would enable a person who has a valid Right-to-Carry permit to carry a firearm into restaurants where alcohol may be served, as long as the permit holder is not consuming alcohol or is not otherwise prohibited by posting provisions. SB 1127 passed out of the Senate Judiciary on April 8 without any restricting amendments. It was amended from its original language to remove the age restricted venue provision. This language was adopted into HB 962, thus removing any time restrictions put in place by the House. It will now move back to the House floor for concurrence.
Please thank the State Senate for all of their hard work, and please call your State Representatives in the House and respectfully encourage them to concur on House Bill 962 as amended by the Senate. For contact information or help identifying your state legislators, please click here.