UPDATE: Total Yeas: 12
Total Nays: 5
Total Missed: 1
Total Votes: 18
Representative Ramon Alexander (D) broke ranks and voted for the bill. Be nice and send him an email thanking him for his vote because you know he is getting a lot of hate right now. (ramon.Alexander@myfloridahouse.gov) He is also in Twitter @RamonAlexander.
General Bill by Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Williamson and Trumbull (CO-SPONSORS) Altman; Andrade; Byrd; Donalds; Drake; Hill; Hogan Johnson; Roach; Sabatini; Stone; Yarborough
Safety of Religious Institutions: Authorizes church, synagogue, or other religious institution to allow concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry firearm on its property for certain purposes; specifies property owner who allows church, synagogue, or other religious institution to use his or her property may prohibit church, synagogue, or other religious institution from authorizing person to carry firearm on property.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
I don’t have the vote count yet, but even though there was opposition to it, at least one Democrat Rep voiced and voted in favor. Public commentary was, as sadly usual, negative by the 7 or 8 members of Moms Demand that keep showing up, while on our side the only one supporting the bill was the Sheriff’s Association.
This guy looks familiar for one reason or another.
I am guessing the next stop is going to be if the Senate likes the bill and adopts it as its own since they don’t have a version running? No idea, still learning about this Legislative thing. I do know it is the ONLY good gun bill running in Tallahassee. I don’t want to jinx it, but everything else seems to be stuck in the legislative mud since January and we are running out of time (Thank God). I’ll be officially happy on March 13 when the gavel falls.