Abstract: Provides relative to the authority of a political subdivision to enact regulations or
ordinances related to firearms.
Present law limits a political subdivision's authority to enact certain ordinances or regulations
involving firearms. In this regard, present law prohibits a governing authority of a political
subdivision from enacting any ordinance or regulation that is more restrictive than state law
concerning the sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transfer, transportation, license, or registration
of firearms, ammunition, or components of firearms or ammunition.
However, present law further provides that this provision of present law does not apply to the
authority of political subdivisions to prohibit the possession of a weapon or firearm in certain
commercial establishments and public buildings.
Proposed law removes this exception from present law, prohibiting any governing authority of a
political subdivision from enacting any ordinance or regulation that is more restrictive than state law
concerning the possession of a weapon or firearm in certain commercial establishments and public
buildings.
(Amends R.S. 40:1796(A))

Statutes affected:
HB140 Original: 40:1796(A)
HB140 Engrossed: 40:1796(A)