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AI- 23900   37.    
Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 02/14/2017  
Director's Name: Steve Geller
Department: County Commission  

Information
Requested Action
MOTION TO APPROVE adding a "Firearms Regulation" priority statement to the 2017 State Legislative Program. The priority statement shall read as follows: (Commissioner Geller)
 
FIREARMS REGULATION
The Board supports legislation allowing local governments to regulate firearms in government owned buildings and facilities. The Board further supports legislation prohibiting the possession of firearms, weapons, and ammunition in substance abuse programs, mental health programs, and sexual assault treatment facilities.

The board opposes legislation allowing individuals with concealed-weapons licenses to open-carry firearms on college and university campuses; at state legislative and cabinet meetings; governing board meetings of counties, cities, school boards, special districts; and in courthouses.

(Transferred to the Consent Agenda.)

ACTION:  (T-10:26 AM)  Approved, as amended, as outlined in the Tuesday Morning Memorandum. 
 
VOTE: 8-0.  Commissioner LaMarca was not present during the vote.
Why Action is Necessary
Adding a priority legislative statement to the 2017 State Legislative Program requires Board approval.
What Action Accomplishes
Adds firearms regulation to the 2017 State Legislative Program’s priorities.
Is this Action Goal Related
Previous Action Taken
Summary Explanation/Background
The Board approved the 2017 State Legislative Program on January 24, 2016. As approved, the legislative program includes a legislative proposal concerning the regulation of firearms, weapons and ammunition in treatment facilities. In addition, the approved 2017 State Fundamental Principles also includes a similar statement on firearm regulation.

The objective of this item is to add a priority statement regarding "Firearms Regulation", as requested at the January 31, 2017, Joint Commission/Delegation workshop, to the County's 2017 State Legislative program. If approved the following statement will be added to the program's priorities:

FIREARMS REGULATION
The Board supports legislation allowing local governments to regulate firearms in government owned buildings and facilities. The Board further supports legislation prohibiting the possession of firearms, weapons, and ammunition in substance abuse programs, mental health programs, and sexual assault treatment facilities.

The Board opposes legislation allowing individuals with concealed-weapons licenses to open-carry firearms on college and university campuses; at state legislative and cabinet meetings; governing board meetings of counties, cities, school boards, special districts; and in courthouses.
Source of Additional Information
Edward G. Labrador, Esq., Director, OIAPS, 954-357-7135

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary:
None.
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