House File 2292 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2292 BY HALL A BILL FOR An Act relating to carrying weapons on school grounds by a 1 certified peace officer with a professional permit to carry 2 weapons. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5881YH (2) 86 jm/lh
H.F. 2292 Section 1. Section 724.4B, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 2016, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. A person listed under section 724.4, subsection 4 , 3 paragraphs “b” through “f” or “j” , or a certified peace officer 4 as specified in section 724.6, subsection 1 . 5 Sec. 2. Section 724.6, subsection 1, Code 2016, is amended 6 to read as follows: 7 1. A person may be issued a permit to carry weapons when 8 the person’s employment in a private investigation business 9 or private security business licensed under chapter 80A , or a 10 person’s employment as a peace officer, correctional officer, 11 security guard, bank messenger or other person transporting 12 property of a value requiring security, or in police work, 13 reasonably justifies that person going armed. The permit shall 14 be on a form prescribed and published by the commissioner of 15 public safety, shall identify the holder, and shall state 16 the nature of the employment requiring the holder to go 17 armed. A permit so issued, other than to a peace officer, 18 shall authorize the person to whom it is issued to go armed 19 anywhere in the state, only while engaged in the employment, 20 and while going to and from the place of the employment. A 21 permit issued to a certified peace officer shall authorize that 22 peace officer to go armed anywhere in the state , including a 23 school as provided in section 724.4B, at all times. Permits 24 shall expire twelve months after the date when issued except 25 that permits issued to peace officers and correctional officers 26 are valid through the officer’s period of employment unless 27 otherwise canceled. When the employment is terminated, the 28 holder of the permit shall surrender it to the issuing officer 29 for cancellation. 30 EXPLANATION 31 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 32 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 33 This bill relates to carrying weapons on school grounds by 34 a certified peace officer with a professional permit to carry 35 -1- LSB 5881YH (2) 86 jm/lh 1/ 2
H.F. 2292 weapons. The bill provides that a certified peace officer 1 who possesses a professional permit to carry weapons does not 2 commit the criminal violation of unlawfully carrying weapons on 3 school grounds under Code section 724.4B. Under current law, a 4 peace officer while acting within the official duties of the 5 officer may possess a weapon on school grounds. A person who 6 commits the offense of unlawfully carrying weapons on school 7 grounds commits a class “D” felony. 8 -2- LSB 5881YH (2) 86 jm/lh 2/ 2