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HB 424 Firearms; possession in school zone, regulation by locality.

Introduced by: Marcus B. Simon | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Possession of firearms in school zone; regulation by locality. Authorizes a locality to adopt an ordinance prohibiting an individual from knowingly possessing any firearm while such person is in a school zone, which is defined as the area within a distance of 1,000 feet of a school. Such ordinance shall not apply to (i) an individual who is on private property, (ii) an individual who possesses a valid concealed handgun permit, (iii) a firearm that is unloaded and is either in a closed contained or a locked firearms rack in or upon a motor vehicle, (iv) an individual who possesses a firearm as part of the school's curriculum or activities or as part of a school-sponsored or school-authorized program, (v) an individual who possesses such firearm in accordance with a contract with the school, or (vi) a law-enforcement officer or armed security officer hired by a private or religious school. The penalty for an offense set forth in such ordinance shall not exceed a Class 1 misdemeanor.


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