Senate File 251 - Introduced SENATE FILE 251 BY SORENSON , GUTH , ANDERSON , BERTRAND , ERNST , SEGEBART , BEHN , and CHAPMAN A BILL FOR An Act relating to the carrying of weapons on school grounds. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1470SS (2) 85 rh/rj
S.F. 251 Section 1. Section 724.4B, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 2013, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. A person listed under section 724.4, subsection 4 , 3 paragraphs “b” through “f” , “i” , or “j” . 4 EXPLANATION 5 Current law provides that a person who goes armed with, 6 carries, or transports a firearm of any kind, whether concealed 7 or not, on the grounds of a school (public or nonpublic) 8 commits a class “D” felony. 9 This current law does not apply to a peace officer, when 10 the officer’s duties require the person to carry such weapons; 11 a member of the armed forces of the United States or of the 12 national guard or person in the service of the United States, 13 when the weapons are carried in connection with the person’s 14 duties; a correctional officer, when the officer’s duties 15 require; a person who for any lawful purpose carries an 16 unloaded pistol, revolver, or other dangerous weapon inside a 17 closed and fastened container or securely wrapped package which 18 is too large to be concealed on the person; a person who for 19 any lawful purpose carries or transports an unloaded pistol or 20 revolver in a vehicle inside a closed and fastened container or 21 securely wrapped package which is too large to be concealed on 22 the person or inside a cargo or luggage compartment where the 23 pistol or revolver will not be readily accessible to any person 24 riding in the vehicle or common carrier; or a law enforcement 25 officer from another state when the officer’s duties require 26 the officer to carry the weapon and the officer is in this 27 state for certain reasons. 28 The bill expands this list of exceptions to include a person 29 who has in the person’s possession and who displays to a peace 30 officer on demand a valid permit to carry weapons which has 31 been issued to the person, and whose conduct is within the 32 limits of that permit. 33 -1- LSB 1470SS (2) 85 rh/rj 1/ 1