SB 782
Allows the concealed carry of firearms on public transportation systems and the transporting of non-functioning or unloaded firearms on public buses
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Last Action:
4/13/2016 - Voted Do Pass S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SB 782 - Current law makes it a crime to board a bus with a dangerous or deadly weapon or carry such a weapon in a terminal.

In addition, weapons may not be carried on any facility or conveyance used for a public transportation system of the Bi-State Development Agency.

This act provides that a person carrying a concealed firearm who possesses a valid concealed carry permit or endorsement must not be prohibited or impeded from accessing or using any public transportation system. The person may not be harassed or detained for carrying a concealed firearm on the property, vehicles, or conveyances owned, contracted, or leased by such systems that are accessible to the public.

This act does not apply to property of Amtrak or any partnership that Amtrak engages in.

In addition, this act exempts persons transporting non-functioning or unloaded firearms on buses from the crimes prohibiting the possession of weapons on buses.

This act is similar to HB 1938 (2016) and SB 529 (2015).