HB 2339

House Bill (HB) 2339; firearms; permit holders; public places

Sponsor: Representative Barton

Overview: HB 2339 requires metal detection and security personnel in order to deny concealed weapon permit holders entrance to public buildings.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League opposes as the bill is an infringement of local decision making and has potential negative financial impacts.

Summary: HB 2339 states that if a public entity wants to deny access to public buildings to concealed weapon permit holders, the public entity has to have electronic metal detection screening equipment and security personnel at the entrances of their public buildings.

Updates

02/20/14: HB 2339 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on a 5-3 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

03/12/14: HB 2339 passed out of House Committee of the Whole with the amendment offered by Representative Barton and passed House Third Read on a vote of 34 ayes and 22 nays. The bill now proceeds to the Senate.

03/18/14: HB 2339 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 5-3 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

04/15/14: HB 2339 passed out of the Senate Committee of the Whole. The bill now proceeds to Senate Third Read.

04/16/14: HB 2339 passed Senate Third Read on a vote of 16 ayes and 12 nays. The bill now proceeds to the Governor.