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Florida: Report on Legislative Committee Action Wednesday, 3/11/15 & Thursday, 3/12/15

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Florida: Report on Legislative Committee Action Wednesday, 3/11/15 & Thursday, 3/12/15

DATE:   March 12, 2015
TO:      USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
            USF Executive Director
            NRA Past President

If you want to review the current versions of bills, click on the blue underlined bill numbers, they are most current versions of the bills.  A new version is prepared every time a bill is amended (changed) in committee.

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

HB-493  PASSED by a vote of 17 to 1 in the House Judiciary Committee.  Having passed in all of its assigned committees, the bill now heads for the House Floor.

CS/CS/HB-493 Mandatory Evacuation by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers)- Provides an exemption from criminal penalties for carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when complying with a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency and restores the right to protect yourself and your family during an emergency, mandatory evacuation.

On Thursday, March 12, 2015:

SB-290PASSED by a vote of 10 to 2 inthe Senate Rules Committee. This bill now heads to the Senate Floor.

CS/CS/SB-290 Mandatory Evacuation  by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) –  Provides an exemption from criminal penalties for carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when complying with a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency and restores the right to protect yourself and your family during an emergency, mandatory evacuation.

Thank you for contacting legislators concerning these bills.  Your voice was heard.

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