View Amendment Current Amendment: 31 to Bill 3094

Reps. B. COX, JA MOORE, HIOTT propose the following Amendment No. 31 to H. 3094 (COUNCIL\AHB\3094C013.BH.AHB21):

Reference is to Printer's Date 3/3/21-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/SECTION ___. Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-31-232. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon express permission given by the appropriate church official or governing body, a person who holds a valid permit issued pursuant to this article may carry a concealable weapon on the leased premises of an elementary or secondary school if a church leases the school premises or areas within the school for church services or official church activities.

(1) The provisions contained in this section apply:

(a) only during those times that the church has the use and enjoyment of the property pursuant to its lease with the school ; and

(b) only to the areas of the school within the lease agreement, any related parking areas, or any reasonable ingress or egress between these areas.

(2) A school district may request that a church utilizing school property for its services disclose and notify the district that persons are, or may be, carrying concealed weapons on the property.

(3 )The provisions of this section do not apply during any time students are present as a result of a curricular or extracurricular school-sponsored activity that is taking place on the school property.

(B) For the purposes of the Federal Gun-Free School Zone Act (18 U.S.C. Section 921(a)), the buildings and grounds of a school that are leased to a church are not considered a school during the hours that the church has the use and enjoyment of the property pursuant to this section."/