Please Contact Your State Senator!
Senate Bill 593, which would allow law abiding Right-to-Carry permit holders to possess their firearm while picking up or dropping off a student on school grounds, was passed by the Senate on April 29. On Thursday, May 14, the House amended the bill to allow ALL law-abiding citizens the ability to possess their firearm while picking up or dropping off a student on school grounds.
This legislation, sponsored by State Senator Shane Martin (R-13), only allows a firearm to be in the vehicle, either carried or secured, and does not allow carrying on school property while outside the vehicle. S. 593 now moves back to the Senate. The Senate can either vote to accept the new House language, or insist on its original language that impacts only Right-to-Carry permit holders. If the Senate accepts the new language, the bill will go to the Governor. If it rejects the House language, the bill will go to a conference committee made up of House and Senate members.
Please call your State Senator and respectfully urge him to support S. 593 as passed by the House. Regardless of how the Senate acts, NRA will work with lawmakers to ensure passage of the best language possible. Contact information for your State Senator can be found here.