Concealed Weapons or Firearms in Courthouses (Watch)

Concealed Weapons or Firearms in Courthouses (Watch)

SB 134 (Steube) creates a process by which concealed weapons licensees can temporarily surrender a firearm to security or management personnel upon arrival at a courthouse. The bill specifically defines courthouse as “a building in which trials and hearings are conducted on a regular basis,” and would preempt any local ordinance in conflict with this definition. If a building is used primarily for purposes other than the conduct of hearings, trials and housing judicial chambers, the definition only applies to the portion that is primarily used for hearings, trials and judicial chambers. (Cook)