Senate Bill 308, a restaurant carry bill, has been scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, May 28, at 2:30 PM or one-and-a-half hours after the state House of Representatives adjourns for the day.
Before passing in the state Senate, S 308 was amended on the Senate floor with language that imposed arbitrary restrictions on the hours a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holder may lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol. It also did not allow CWP holders to sit in the bar area of a restaurant, if it had one. While the NRA opposes such restrictions, this amendment was necessary in order for S 308 to pass in the state Senate in a timely manner.
After hearing testimony from the NRA and other Second Amendment supporters, the House General Laws Subcommittee removed these restrictions this week, and S 308 has been fully restored to a solid self-defense bill. Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to support the strengthened version of Senate Bill 308.