Today, March 16, both Senate Bill 1257 and Senate Bill 1266, passed the House Judiciary Committee. SB 1257 and SB 1266 will now both be sent to the House Rules Committee to determine whether they are proper for consideration for the House floor. Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on the status of these important bills.
As previously reported, SB 1257, sponsored by state Senator John Kavanagh (R-23), makes changes to existing law and expands the list of places where law-abiding gun owners can exercise their fundamental right to self-defense to include some additional public areas where certain security measures are not in place.
SB 1266, sponsored by state Senator Steve Smith (R-11), would improve the state firearms preemption law to ensure consistency throughout the Grand Canyon State. This would be done by providing a mechanism to declare unlawful regulations null and void in addition to providing penalties for knowing and willful violations by localities. SB 1266 is a much-needed protection that will help law-abiding gun owners ensure they are in compliance with the law.
Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills as the Arizona Legislature’s 2016 session progresses.