HB-19 - School Safety:
Permits school superintendent, with approval of the school board, to authorize school safety designee to carry concealed weapon or firearm on school property; provides requirements for school safety designees; provides exception to prohibition on possession of firearms or other specified devices on school property or other specified areas; provides for fingerprint processing & retention; requires that fees be borne by school safety designee or school; requires school boards to formulate policies & procedures for dealing with active shooters & hostage situations in consultation with law enforcement; requires district school boards & private schools allow campus tours by local law enforcement agencies for specified purposes & that their recommendations be documented; permits district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school campus.
Repeals provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facilities.
SB 290 & HB 493 - Right to Bear Arms During Mandatory Emergency Evacuations:
Floridians who lawfully own a firearm are currently prohibited from taking their guns from their home during a state of emergency, the bill will allow those able to possess a firearm to protect themselves and their families in the chaos of a disaster, when law enforcement may be overwhelmed and unavailable to immediately come to their assistance.