Overview: SB 1063 declares that a person cannot be charged with misconduct involving weapons if they enter a public establishment with a firearm if the establishment does not have proper storage.
League Position:NEUTRAL - The League was neutral on this measure as it believes cities and towns are already in compliance with current law.
Summary: SB 1063 states that full compliance with firearm storage is necessary for governments to deny people with firearms access to public establishments or events. If there is not proper storage available, the person cannot be charged with misconduct involving weapons. A.R.S. 13-3102.01 already requires storage for these purposes.
01/16/14: The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill by a vote of 5-2, with one absent. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.
01/21/14: SB 1063 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 5-2. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.
02/11/14: SB 1063 was stricken from the Senate Consent Calendar by Senator Gallardo.
03/10/14: SB 1063 passed Senate Committee of the Whole.
03/12/14: SB 1063 failed Senate Third Read on a vote of 14 ayes and 14 nays.
03/13/14: The Senate voted to reconsider the failure to pass SB 1063. The date of second vote will be set by President Biggs.
03/20/14: SB 1063 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on a 4-2 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.