UPDATE (May 5, 2014) – Unfortunately SB 458 died in committee this year.
UPDATE (March 10, 2014) – The Florida knife preemption bill SB 458 was introduced on March 4th and after referral to two other committees is now in the Senate Committee on Community Affairs. If one of the committee members is your state Senator, please contact them and ask them to send the bill to the Senate for a vote.
Senator Greg Evers, Chair Senator Christopher Smith, Vice-Chair Senator Thad Altman Senator Rob Bradley Senator Charles S. Dean Senator Audrey Gibson Senator David Simmons
Floridians – It’s time to contact your state representatives and ask for their yes for SB 485.
Knife Preemption Bill Introduced in the Sunshine State
(December 3, 2013) – Senator Thad Altman (R-Viera) has prefiled a bill in Florida that would give the state legislature the only authority to enact knife laws, preempting any county, city or other municipality from enacting knife laws. See About Knife Preemption for more information. Summary of SB 458
- Would prohibit state agencies and political subdivisions from regulating knives and weapons
- Would provide that certain rules or ordinances of a state agency or political subdivision regulating knives or weapons are void
- Authorize civil actions against a state agency or political subdivision that enacts or fails to repeal a prohibited rule or ordinance
- Provide for the termination of employment or removal from office of a person in violation of the act
The Florida legislature convenes on March 4, 2014 with a projected adjourn date of May 2nd. Encourage your legislators to support this pro-knife bill. Find Your Florida State Senator Find Your Florida State Representative Follow Florida Legislation
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