Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fla. Gov. Scott signs accident gun showing bill

People with concealed weapons licenses will no longer face arrest for accidentally letting their guns show.

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a new law (SB 234) decriminalizing such unintended displays. It's effective immediately.

Those who intentionally openly carry a weapon could still face jail time.

The bill was one of 42 Scott signed.

One (HB 105) increases penalties for a person in control of a home who knowingly allows a minor to possess or consume alcohol or drugs at an open house party.

Another (SB 88) sets criteria for giving bonus and severance pay to public employees.

Yet another (SB 410) re-enacts a law that makes it easier to challenge impact fees in court. It has changes designed to overcome a legal challenge by the Florida Association of Counties.

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