Senate Study Bill 1007 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1allowing county attorneys and assistant county attorneys
2to obtain a professional permit to carry weapons.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 724.6, Code 2019, is amended to read as
2follows:
   3724.6  Professional permit to carry weapons.
   41.  a.  A person may be issued a permit to carry weapons when
5the person’s employment in a private investigation business
6or private security business licensed under chapter 80A, or a
7person’s employment as a peace officer, correctional officer,
8county attorney, assistant county attorney
, security guard,
9bank messenger or other person transporting property of a value
10requiring security, or in police work, reasonably justifies
11that person going armed.
   12b.  The permit shall be on a form prescribed and published by
13the commissioner of public safety, shall identify the holder,
14and shall state the nature of the employment requiring the
15holder to go armed. A permit so issued, other than to a peace
16officer, county attorney, or assistant county attorney, shall
17authorize the person to whom it is issued to go armed anywhere
18in the state, only while engaged in the employment, and while
19going to and from the place of the employment.
   20c.  A permit issued to a certified peace officer, county
21attorney, or assistant county attorney
shall authorize that
22peace officer, county attorney, or assistant county attorney to
23go armed anywhere in the state at all times, including on the
24grounds of a school.
   25d.  Permits shall expire twelve months after the date when
26issued except that permits issued to peace officers, and
27 correctional officers, county attorneys, and assistant county
28attorneys
are valid through the officer’s person’s period of
29employment unless otherwise canceled. When the employment is
30terminated, the holder of the permit shall surrender it to the
31issuing officer for cancellation.
   322.  Notwithstanding subsection 1, fire fighters, as defined
33in section 411.1, subsection 10, airport fire fighters included
34under section 97B.49B, and emergency medical care providers,
35as defined in section 147A.1, county attorneys, as defined in
-1-1section 331.751, and assistant county attorneys, as defined
2in section 331.757,
shall not, as a condition of employment,
3be required to obtain a permit under this section. However,
4the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a person
5designated as an arson investigator by the chief fire officer
6of a political subdivision.
7EXPLANATION
8The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
9the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   10Under Code section 724.6, a person may be issued a
11professional permit to carry weapons when the person’s
12employment in a private investigation business or private
13security business, or a person’s employment as a peace officer,
14correctional officer, security guard, bank messenger or other
15person transporting property of a value requiring security, or
16in police work, reasonably justifies that person going armed.
17This bill amends Code section 724.6 to allow county attorneys
18and assistant county attorneys to obtain a professional permit
19to carry weapons. A professional permit to carry weapons
20issued to a county attorney or assistant county attorney
21authorizes that person to go armed anywhere in the state at all
22times, including on the grounds of a school. Permits issued
23to county attorneys and assistant county attorneys are valid
24through that person’s period of employment unless otherwise
25cancelled. The bill provides that county attorneys and
26assistant county attorneys, as a condition of their employment,
27shall not be required to obtain a professional permit to carry
28weapons.
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