Titusville Police Begin Conducting Screenings at Entrances of City Council Meetings

By  //  March 29, 2018

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Officers will be enforcing the Florida State Statute

TITUSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Councilman Dan Diesel, Councilwoman Jo Lynn Nelson, Mayor Walt Johnson, Councilwoman Sarah Stoeckel and Vice Mayor Matt Barringer.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville police officers are now conducting screenings at the entrances of all Titusville City Council meetings, which went ineffective at Tuesday’s meeting.

“Officers will be enforcing the Florida State Statute which prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons into any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district by any person, including a person with a concealed carry license,” said Titusville police officials.

Florida State Statute 790.06(12) also prohibits any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into:

1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05;
2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;
3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail;
4. Any courthouse;
5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;
6. Any polling place;
7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district;
8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;
9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms;
10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building;
11. Any career center;
12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose;
13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;
14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or
15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law.
(b) A person licensed under this section shall not be prohibited from carrying or storing a firearm in a vehicle for lawful purposes.
(c) This section does not modify the terms or conditions of s. 790.251(7).
(d) Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.