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2011 Senate Bill 59: Revise concealed pistol license procedures
  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on January 25, 2011, to eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, and transfer the responsibility for issuing concealed pistol license (CPL) licenses to the Secretary of State.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 25, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 1, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on February 1, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 29, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 29, 2012.
  2. Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on November 29, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 29, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee on November 29, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2012. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on December 13, 2012, to adopt a version of the bill that includes exceptions to the "gun free zone" of the concealed pistol permit law, plus other changes to that law. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include schools in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. Note: Another provision added to the bill allows individual schools to continue to ban licensed carry. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include child care centers in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include bars and taverns in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Timothy Bledsoe (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include casinos in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Timothy Bledsoe (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include hospitals in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include stadiums in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include universities in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Timothy Bledsoe (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include places of worship in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joan Bauer (D) on December 13, 2012, to not include college and university dorms and classrooms in the "no gun zone" exemption proposed by the bill for CPL holders who get extra training. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
  4. Passed 68 to 41 in the House on December 13, 2012, to exempt concealed pistol license holders who have completed at least eight hours of additional training from the "gun free zone" limitations in the CPL law, which bans licensees from carrying in a certain areas (schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums or arenas, bars, bar/restaurants, places of worship, college dorms and classrooms, hospitals, casinos, large entertainment facilities and courts). Also, to eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, and transfer the responsibility for issuing concealed pistol license (CPL) licenses to county sheriff agencies, and change a number of other details of the CPL law. See also House Bill 5225, which streamlines pistol purchase procedures.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on December 13, 2012, to exempt concealed pistol license holders who have completed at least eight hours of additional training from the "gun free zone" limitations in the CPL law, which bans licensees from carrying in a certain areas (schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums or arenas, bars, bar/restaurants, places of worship, college dorms and classrooms, hospitals, casinos, large entertainment facilities and courts). Also, to eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, and transfer the responsibility for issuing concealed pistol license (CPL) licenses to county sheriff agencies, and change a number of other details of the CPL law. See also House Bill 5225, which streamlines pistol purchase procedures.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 59 (Move CPL issuance to Secretary of State )  by mick1001 on December 20, 2012 

Assaults in the schools could maybe be stopped.  Gun free zones are prime targets for mad men.  All gun free zones send a message that says we are satting ducks. My classes for my CLP lead by the county sheriff said these gun free zones you shouldn't go to these places. Avode them as offen as you can. 


I see the schools as one of these places and the chruch I attend weekly I go because I feel the need to attend.  But offen think I'm a duck waiting for that hunter.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 59 (Move CPL issuance to Secretary of State )  by Articulation on December 18, 2012 
That really is silly thinking. You realize that right now everyone knows that people can't have guns in those locations. That's what we call common knowledge. When it becomes common knowledge (I.E once news media picks up that this bill has passed) that people CAN carry in those locations, they cease being common targets.
Not everyone has to carry, all it takes is knowledge that people may be carrying. The Oregon shooter at the mall last week was confronted with a CPL holder and shot himself shortly thereafter.

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 59 (Move CPL issuance to Secretary of State )  by rebee on December 17, 2012 
The argument that allowing the carrying of concealed weapons will prevent criminals from shooting innocent people is pretty specious one. If the weapon is concealed, who;s to know who has a weapon? A bit of silly thinking. To really make it work, it should be required that eveyone carry a concealed weapon. Then we can be fearful of everyone.

And for the sword and crossbow enthusiast, they are a lot tougher to conceal.

Just saying......

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