Two pieces of legislation that LEAP Forward is tracking have been given subcommittee assignments in the Florida state House of Representatives.
HB 683 and HB 709 are both Democratic-sponsored bills filed earlier this month and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Both have now been passed off to the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, where Republicans enjoy a 9-4 majority.
HB 683, by Rep. James Bush, would prohibit the open carry or licensed concealed carry of a firearm into a theater or performing arts center.
HB 709, by Rep. Emily Slosberg, removes a residential density provision from the crime of discharging a firearm in a neighborhood.
It is unclear whether these bills will get a hearing. LEAP Forward is scoring support for both pieces of legislation