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Senate File 24 will not go anywhere this legislative session, but is one of those bills still worth writing about.

Democrat State Sen. Joe Bolkcom sponsored the legislation, which states that a person carrying or possessing a “dangerous weapon,” whether concealed or not, shall not enter upon or be present in the real property of the owner, lessee or person in lawful possession of the real property without the express permission of the owner, lessee, or person in lawful possession of the property if a printed or written notice forbidding such entry has been conspicuously posted or exhibited at the main entrance.

There are some people who do not violate the bill:

  1. A person who goes armed with a dangerous weapon in their own dwelling or place of business, or on land owned, possessed or rented by the person;
  2. A person who has been specifically authorized by the owner, lessee or person in lawful possession of the real property to carry or possess a dangerous weapon on the real property;
  3. A peace officer, when the officer’s duties require the person to carry a dangerous weapon;
  4. A member of the armed forces when the weapons are carried in connection with the person’s duties;
  5. A correctional officer when the officer’s duties require
  6. A law enforcement officer from another state when the officer’s duties require the officer to carry the weapon and the office is in this state for official duties.

Anyone violating this bill will be punished with confinement for no more than 30 days or a fine of at least $105 but not more than $855 — or by both.

Author: Jacob Hall