Yesterday, March 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 to pass Senate Bill 115. The bill is now eligible for a floor vote before the full Senate. Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list of places firearms are prohibited from being carried and kept to include public library property. In addition to banning firearms within the library, this prohibition would be extended to include the parking lot as well. This would encompass the onsite “book drop” stations commonly used for returning library materials.
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