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  • Introduced
    Jan 30, 2023
  • Passed House
    Mar 24, 2023
  • Passed Senate
    Mar 30, 2023
  • Signed into Law
    Apr 03, 2023
HB 543
Florida House Bill
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Public Safety; Authorizes person to carry concealed weapon or firearm if he or she is licensed to do so or meets specified requirements; requires person who is carrying concealed weapon or firearm without license to carry identification & display upon demand by law enforcement; prohibits person who is carrying concealed weapon or firearm without license from carrying such weapon or firearm in specified locations; authorizes nonresident to carry concealed weapon or firearm in this state if he or she meets same requirements as resident; requires Office of Safe Schools to develop behavioral threat management operational process. APPROPRIATION: $60,177,846
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legislature • Apr 03, 2023: Chapter No. 2023-18; companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7025 (Ch. 2023-19)
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Comments on HB 543

Joseph McEvoy wrote 10 months ago

Hello, I am currently a Registered Republican in Florida. And I demand to know exactly what is going on with HB 453, I want to know why Open Carry is not a part of a bill touting itself as a "Constitutional Carry" bill in a Republican led legislature, with current amendments added such as training requirements for firearm purchases, requirement of background checks for all transfers, even those between individuals exchanging private property. Even when the Bill did include a since withdrawn amendment to include open carrying of firearms, it did not apply to Rifles, and had a requirement for Level II retention holster systems, while I am a proponent for such holsters, it should absolutely not be required by law. I did not vote for any of you to be pandering to us in the same manner the left panders to their base. There is zero excuse for why a proper Constitutional Carry bill cannot be drafted and passed with the makeup of the current legislature, the only reason it wouldn't is that none of you have any actual intent of passing anything. Writing symbolic and poorly worded bills intending for them to die in committee is not what you were elected to do. States that have actually done what we should be doing are laughing at us. I have begun considering abandoning the party and voting against all Republican incumbents and giving my vote to anyone else without a -D next to their name.
Gerald Wallace wrote 10 months ago

All for constitutional carry
Nicario Santos wrote 11 months ago

Let’s get this bill passed
Michael Ritter wrote 10 months ago

I’m 71 years old 100% disabled I can’t physically fight someone but I have 20 years military experience in handling of firearms

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  • Apr 03, 2023 | legislature
    • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    • Approved by Governor
    • Chapter No. 2023-18; companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7025 (Ch. 2023-19)
  • Mar 31, 2023 | House
    • In Messages
    • Ordered enrolled
  • Mar 30, 2023 | Senate
    • Read 3rd time
    • CS passed; YEAS 27 NAYS 13
    • Immediately certified
  • Mar 29, 2023 | Senate
    • Withdrawn from Fiscal Policy
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Substituted for CS/SB 150
    • Read 2nd time
    • Amendment(s) failed (212780, 244120, 447572, 494682, 611140, 617732, 641176, 846968)
    • Placed on 3rd reading
  • Mar 28, 2023 | Senate
    • Received
  • Mar 27, 2023 | Senate
    • Referred to Fiscal Policy
  • Mar 24, 2023 | Senate
    • In Messages
  • Mar 24, 2023 | House
    • Read 3rd time
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 76, NAYS 32
  • Mar 23, 2023 | House
    • Read 2nd time
    • Amendment 932977 adopted
    • Amendment 389729 superseded by substitute
    • Amendment 622081 Failed
    • Amendment 618839 Failed
    • Amendment 780607 Failed
    • Amendment 423327 Failed
    • Amendment 769093 Failed
    • Amendment 642477 Failed
    • Amendment 496193 Failed
    • Amendment 488229 Failed
    • Amendment 319647 adopted
    • Amendment 591775 superseded by substitute
    • Amendment 355135 adopted
    • Amendment 988641 superseded by substitute
    • Amendment 954681 adopted
    • Amendment 419187 adopted
    • Amendment 880029 Failed
    • Amendment 089381 Failed
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
  • Mar 20, 2023 | House
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/23/2023)
  • Mar 07, 2023 | House
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
    • Added to Second Reading Calendar
  • Feb 28, 2023 | House
    • Bill referred to House Calendar
  • Feb 24, 2023 | House
    • Reported out of Judiciary Committee
    • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
    • CS Filed
  • Feb 21, 2023 | House
    • Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
  • Feb 14, 2023 | House
    • PCS added to Judiciary Committee agenda
  • Feb 07, 2023 | House
    • Favorable by Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee
    • Reported out of Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee
    • Now in Judiciary Committee
  • Jan 31, 2023 | House
    • Referred to Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee
    • Added to Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee agenda
  • Jan 30, 2023 | House
    • Filed
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