HB 52 - Under current law, a person is prohibited from boarding a bus with a dangerous or deadly weapon or from carrying 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 shall 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 in which Amtrak engages. Additionally, persons transporting non-functioning or unloaded firearms on buses are exempt.
This act is substantially similar to provisions in SCS/SB 225 (2021).
MARY GRACE BRUNTRAGER