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Summary: Under current law, a concealed handgun license holder is prohibited from carrying on certain public premises. Additionally, the license holder cannot carry on another's property if notice is given that it is prohibited. Some parties have reported that these laws have been misinterpreted and incorrectly enforced. HB 508 seeks to address this by:
Analysis: HB 508 keeps government accountable and prevents a government from denying license holders their rights under the law. Additionally, HB 508 provides avenues for civil recourse if a government entity violates the law by incorrectly prohibiting a license holder from exercising their right. Finally, this bill makes compliance with the law easier by clarifying the circumstances under which a license holder cannot carry a firearm. For these reasons, we recommend voting YES on HB 508.