Action Alert: Oppose SB 740 in Senate Appropriations Committee!

SB 740 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1 PM. This is a massive agricultural bill that deals with oyster harvesting, revising standards of water vending machines, and more. However, conveniently tucked in pages 88-90 of this 98 page bill is language that would require the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to grant a Concealed Weapons Permit applicant their permit within 90 days, even if a full background check has not been completed.

How ironic that a bill creating the “Government Impostor and Deceptive Advertisements Act” would hide this language where few would look for it!

It’s time to stop playing political games with gun safety. No one should be granted a concealed weapons permit unless a full background check has been completed. That’s just common sense. Please contact the Appropriations Committee today and ask that they remove this language from the bill.

Senate Appropriations Committee

Chair: Senator Rob Bradley (R)
(850) 487-5005

Vice Chair: Senator Anitere Flores (R)
(850) 487-5039

Senator Dennis Baxley (R)
(850) 487-5012

Senator Aaron Bean (R)
(850) 487-5004

Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)
(850) 487-5027

Senator Lauren Book (D)
(850) 487-5032

Senator Randolph Bracy (D)
(850) 487-5011

Senator Jeff Brandes (R)
(850) 487-5024

Senator Oscar Braynon II (D)
(850) 487-5035

Senator George B. Gainer (R)
(850) 487-5002

Senator Bill Galvano (R)
(850) 487-5021

Senator Audrey Gibson (D)
(850) 487-5006

Senator Denise Grimsley (R)
(850) 487-5026

Senator Bill Montford (D)
(850) 487-5003

Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R)
(850) 487-5028

Senator Bobby Powell (D)
(850) 487-5030

Senator David Simmons (R)
(850) 487-5009

Senator Wilton Simpson (R)
(850) 487-5010

Senator Kelli Stargel (R)
(850) 487-5022

Senator Linda Stewart (D)
(850) 487-5013

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