Friday, May 8, 2009

AZCDL Legislative Update


HB 2177, which allows a person with a valid concealed weapons permit to possess, transport or carry a weapon within a game refuge, passed out of the House Committee of the Whole (COW) on May 6, 2009.  From here, it will be calendared for the House Third Read (final vote before being transmitted to the Senate).

HB 2439, which passed out of the House COW back on March 26, 2009, passed out of the House Third Read and was transmitted to the Senate on May 6, 2009.  Thanks to your emails, HB 2439 passed with a favorable 40 to 20 vote.  HB 2439 is the AzCDL-requested CCW training reform bill.

HB 2474 was debated and voted on in the House COW on May 7, 2009.  We are expecting to see it calendared for the House Third Read next week.  HB 2474 prevents any private or public employer, property owner, etc. from banning any person from keeping a firearm in a locked vehicle in a parking area on the property, with specific, limited exceptions.  

In the Senate, non-budget bills have still not been assigned to committees while they continue working on the 2010 budget.  Stuck in this legislative limbo are several AzCDL-requested bills, including SB 1270 (Constitutional Carry), SB 1243 (Defensive Display), and HB 2439 (CCW Training Reform)

Next weekend is the NRA’s 138th Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center.  All AzCDL directors and officers will be there, along with many of your State legislators.  We hope to see you there!  Be sure to proudly wear your AzCDL t-shirt!  You can find more information here: 

Stay tuned!  When critical legislation moves, we will notify you via these Alerts.

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