Senate Bill 5038


Section 2

This section adds a new section to an existing chapter 9.41. Here is the modified chapter for context.

  1. Unless exempt under subsection (2) of this section, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly open carry a firearm or other weapon described in this chapter on the state capitol grounds, in any building on the state capitol grounds, in any state legislative office, or at any location of a public legislative hearing or meeting during the hearing or meeting.

  2. Duly authorized state or local law enforcement officers or personnel are exempt from this section when carrying a firearm in conformance with their employing agency's policy.

  3. A person violating this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

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