Please Contact Your State Representative Today!
Today, Thursday, April 29, Senate Bill 3012 passed the State Senate by a vote of 23-9. This legislation now heads to the House for consideration.
Authored by State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25), SB3012 would enable a person who has a valid Right-to-Carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense in restaurants where alcohol may be served, as long as the permit holder is not consuming alcohol or is not otherwise prohibited by posting provisions. Alcohol consumption would be prohibited and violation would result in the loss of a permit for three years. SB3012 also clearly defines posting provisions. This legislation was filed in response to a court ruling last November. The previously enacted law was held to be unconstitutionally vague because of a perceived ambiguity over the state’s definition of restaurants.
House Bill 3125, sponsored by State Representative Curry Todd (R-95), is the companion bill to SB3012 and will be heard in the House on Wednesday, May 5.
Please contact your State Representative today and respectfully urge them to support restaurant carry reform by adopting SB3012 instead of HB3125. Contact information for your State Representative can be found here.
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