Bill Text For HB2588 - Engrossed

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  |BILL NO. 2588                        By: Roberts (Sean), West          |
 2|                                         (Kevin) and Luttrell of the   |
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  |                                         Bullard of the Senate         |
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 8|       An Act relating to firearms; amending 21 O.S. 2011,             |
  |       Section 1277, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter             |
 9|       235, O.S.L. 2019 (21 O.S. Supp. 2020, Section 1277),            |
  |       which relates to the unlawful carrying of firearms on           |
10|       certain property; updating statutory reference;                 |
  |       authorizing school personnel with a handgun license             |
11|       to carry on public school property under certain                |
  |       circumstances; providing for biannual training;                 |
12|       amending 21 O.S. 2011, Section 1280.1, as last                  |
  |       amended by Section 2, Chapter 310, O.S.L. 2015 (21              |
13|       O.S. Supp. 2020, Section 1280.1), which relates to              |
  |       the possession of firearms on school property;                  |
14|       updating statutory reference; authorizing school                |
  |       personnel with a handgun license to carry on public             |
15|       school property under certain circumstances;                    |
  |       providing for continuing education and training;                |
16|       amending Section 3, Chapter 310, O.S.L. 2015 (70 O.S.           |
  |       Supp. 2020, Section 5-149.2), which relates to the              |
17|       authorization of certain persons to carry handguns on           |
  |       public school property; authorizing school boards to            |
18|       adopt policies related to the carrying of handguns on           |
  |       public school property by school personnel; stating             |
19|       qualifications for designated school personnel;                 |
  |       providing for continuing education and training;                |
20|       authorizing boards of education to designate school             |
  |       personnel to attend certain training programs;                  |
21|       clarifying immunity from liability provision;                   |
  |       providing an effective date; and declaring an                   |
22|       emergency.                                                      |
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24|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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 1|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     21 O.S. 2011, Section 1277, as       |
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 2|last amended by Section 1, Chapter 235, O.S.L. 2019 (21 O.S. Supp.     |
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 3|2020, Section 1277), is amended to read as follows:                    |
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 4|    Section 1277.                                                      |
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 5|                  UNLAWFUL CARRY IN CERTAIN PLACES                     |
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 6|    A.  It shall be unlawful for any person, including a person in     |
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 7|possession of a valid handgun license issued pursuant to the           |
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 8|provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, to carry any concealed    |
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 9|or unconcealed handgun into any of the following places:               |
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10|    1.  Any structure, building, or office space which is owned or     |
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11|leased by a city, town, county, state or federal governmental          |
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12|authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public;      |
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13|    2.  Any courthouse, courtroom, prison, jail, detention facility    |
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14|or any facility used to process, hold or house arrested persons,       |
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15|prisoners or persons alleged delinquent or adjudicated delinquent,     |
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16|except as provided in Section 21 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma           |
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17|Statutes;                                                              |
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18|    3.  Any public or private elementary or public or private          |
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19|secondary school, except as provided in subsections C and D of this    |
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20|section;                                                               |
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21|    4.  Any publicly owned or operated sports arena or venue during    |
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22|a professional sporting event, unless allowed by the event holder;     |
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23|    5.  Any place where gambling is authorized by law, unless          |
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24|allowed by the property owner; and                                     |
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 1|    6.  Any other place specifically prohibited by law.                |
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 2|    B.  For purposes of subsection A of this section, the prohibited   |
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 3|place does not include and specifically excludes the following         |
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 4|property:                                                              |
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 5|    1.  Any property set aside for the use or parking of any           |
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 6|vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by a city, town, county,      |
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 7|state or federal governmental authority;                               |
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 8|    2.  Any property set aside for the use or parking of any           |
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 9|vehicle, whether attended or unattended, which is open to the          |
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10|public, or by any entity engaged in gambling authorized by law;        |
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11|    3.  Any property adjacent to a structure, building or office       |
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12|space in which concealed or unconcealed weapons are prohibited by      |
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13|the provisions of this section;                                        |
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14|    4.  Any property designated by a city, town, county or state       |
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15|governmental authority as a park, recreational area, wildlife          |
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16|refuge, wildlife management area or fairgrounds; provided, nothing     |
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17|in this paragraph shall be construed to authorize any entry by a       |
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18|person in possession of a concealed or unconcealed firearm into any    |
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19|structure, building or office space which is specifically prohibited   |
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20|by the provisions of subsection A of this section; and                 |
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21|    5.  Any property set aside by a public or private elementary or    |
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22|secondary school for the use or parking of any vehicle, whether        |
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23|attended or unattended; provided, however, the firearm shall be        |
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 1|stored and hidden from view in a locked motor vehicle when the motor   |
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 2|vehicle is left unattended on school property.                         |
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 3|    Nothing contained in any provision of this subsection or           |
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 4|subsection C of this section shall be construed to authorize or        |
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 5|allow any person in control of any place described in subsection A     |
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 6|of this section to establish any policy or rule that has the effect    |
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 7|of prohibiting any person in lawful possession of a handgun license    |
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 8|or otherwise in lawful possession of a firearm from carrying or        |
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 9|possessing the firearm on the property described in this subsection.   |
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10|    C.  A concealed or unconcealed weapon may be carried onto          |
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11|private school property or in any school bus or vehicle used by any    |
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12|private school for transportation of students or teachers by a         |
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13|person who is licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act,      |
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14|provided a policy has been adopted by the governing entity of the      |
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15|private school that authorizes the carrying and possession of a        |
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16|weapon on private school property or in any school bus or vehicle      |
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17|used by a private school.  Except for acts of gross negligence or      |
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18|willful or wanton misconduct, a governing entity of a private school   |
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19|that adopts a policy which authorizes the possession of a weapon on    |
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20|private school property, a school bus or vehicle used by the private   |
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21|school shall be immune from liability for any injuries arising from    |
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22|the adoption of the policy.  The provisions of this subsection shall   |
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23|not apply to claims pursuant to the Administrative Workers'            |
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24|Compensation Act.                                                      |
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 1|    D.  Notwithstanding paragraph 3 of subsection A of this section,   |
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 2|a board of education of a public school district may adopt a policy    |
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 3|pursuant to Section 5-149.2 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes to    |
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 4|authorize the carrying of a handgun onto school property by school     |
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 5|personnel specifically designated by the board of education,           |
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 6|provided such personnel either:                                        |
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 7|    1.  Possess a valid armed security guard license as provided for   |
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 8|in Section 1750.1 et seq. of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes the     |
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 9|Oklahoma Security Guard and Private Investigator Act; or               |
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10|    2.  Hold a valid reserve peace officer certification as provided   |
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11|for in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or           |
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12|    3.   a.    Possess a valid handgun license issued pursuant to      |
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13|              the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act,         |
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14|         b.    Has successfully completed four (4) hours of weapon     |
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15|              retention training certified by the Council on Law       |
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16|              Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), and          |
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17|         c.    Has demonstrated proficiency in handgun training and    |
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18|              campus-specific active shooter training as determined    |
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19|              by the appropriate law enforcement agency having         |
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20|              jurisdiction in that public school district.             |
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21|    In addition to continuing education requirements for personnel     |
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22|authorized by the board of education to carry a firearm onto public    |
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23|school property as a licensed armed security guard or reserve peace    |
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24|officer, personnel authorized to carry pursuant to the provisions of   |
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 1|this subsection shall be required to obtain biannual training to       |
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 2|include, but not be limited to, four (4) hours of CLEET-certified      |
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 3|weapon retention training, four (4) hours of campus-specific active    |
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 4|shooter training as determined by the appropriate law enforcement      |
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 5|agency having jurisdiction in that public school district, and any     |
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 6|other training as deemed necessary by the appropriate law              |
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 7|enforcement agency having jurisdiction in that public school           |
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 8|district.                                                              |
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 9|    Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to restrict          |
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10|authority granted elsewhere in law to carry firearms.                  |
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11|    E.  In any municipal zoo or park of any size that is owned,        |
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12|leased, operated or managed by:                                        |
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13|    1.  A public trust created pursuant to the provisions of Section   |
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14|176 of Title 60 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or                           |
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15|    2.  A nonprofit entity,                                            |
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16|an individual shall be allowed to carry a concealed handgun but not    |
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17|openly carry a handgun on the property.                                |
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18|    F.  Any person violating the provisions of paragraph 2 or 3 of     |
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19|subsection A of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a    |
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20|misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty       |
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21|Dollars ($250.00).  A person violating any other provision of          |
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22|subsection A of this section may be denied entrance onto the           |
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23|property or removed from the property.  If the person refuses to       |
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24|leave the property and a peace officer is summoned, the person may     |
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 1|be issued a citation for an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty     |
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 2|Dollars ($250.00).                                                     |
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 3|    G.  No person in possession of a valid handgun license issued      |
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 4|pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act or who     |
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 5|is carrying or in possession of a firearm as otherwise permitted by    |
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 6|law or who is carrying or in possession of a machete, blackjack,       |
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 7|loaded cane, hand chain or metal knuckles shall be authorized to       |
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 8|carry the firearm, machete, blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain or      |
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 9|metal knuckles into or upon any college, university or technology      |
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10|center school property, except as provided in this subsection.  For    |
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11|purposes of this subsection, the following property shall not be       |
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12|construed to be college, university or technology center school        |
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13|property:                                                              |
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14|    1.  Any property set aside for the use or parking of any motor     |
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15|vehicle, whether attended or unattended, provided the firearm,         |
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16|machete, blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain or metal knuckles are      |
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17|carried or stored as required by law and the firearm, machete,         |
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18|blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain or metal knuckles are not removed   |
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19|from the motor vehicle without the prior consent of the college or     |
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20|university president or technology center school administrator while   |
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21|the vehicle is on any college, university or technology center         |
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22|school property;                                                       |
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 1|    2.  Any property authorized for possession or use of firearms,     |
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 2|machetes, blackjacks, loaded canes, hand chains or metal knuckles by   |
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 3|college, university or technology center school policy; and            |
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 4|    3.  Any property authorized by the written consent of the          |
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 5|college or university president or technology center school            |
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 6|administrator, provided the written consent is carried with the        |
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 7|firearm, machete, blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain or metal          |
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 8|knuckles and the valid handgun license while on college, university    |
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 9|or technology center school property.                                  |
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10|    The college, university or technology center school may notify     |
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11|the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation within ten (10) days of a   |
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12|violation of any provision of this subsection by a licensee.  Upon     |
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13|receipt of a written notification of violation, the Bureau shall       |
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14|give a reasonable notice to the licensee and hold a hearing.  At the   |
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15|hearing, upon a determination that the licensee has violated any       |
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16|provision of this subsection, the licensee may be subject to an        |
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17|administrative fine of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) and may     |
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18|have the handgun license suspended for three (3) months.               |
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19|    Nothing contained in any provision of this subsection shall be     |
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20|construed to authorize or allow any college, university or             |
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21|technology center school to establish any policy or rule that has      |
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22|the effect of prohibiting any person in lawful possession of a         |
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23|handgun license or any person in lawful possession of a firearm,       |
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24|machete, blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain or metal knuckles from     |
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 1|possession of a firearm, machete, blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain   |
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 2|or metal knuckles in places described in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of      |
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 3|this subsection.  Nothing contained in any provision of this           |
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 4|subsection shall be construed to limit the authority of any college,   |
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 5|university or technology center school in this state from taking       |
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 6|administrative action against any student for any violation of any     |
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 7|provision of this subsection.                                          |
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 8|    H.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to the          |
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 9|following:                                                             |
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10|    1.  Any peace officer or any person authorized by law to carry a   |
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11|firearm in the course of employment;                                   |
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12|    2.  District judges, associate district judges and special         |
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13|district judges, who are in possession of a valid handgun license      |
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14|issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act     |
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15|and whose names appear on a list maintained by the Administrative      |
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16|Director of the Courts, when acting in the course and scope of         |
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17|employment within the courthouses of this state;                       |
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18|    3.  Private investigators with a firearms authorization when       |
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19|acting in the course and scope of employment;                          |
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20|    4.  Elected officials of a county, who are in possession of a      |
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21|valid handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the         |
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22|Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, may carry a concealed handgun when acting   |
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23|in the performance of their duties within the courthouses of the       |
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24|county in which he or she was elected.  The provisions of this         |
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 1|paragraph shall not allow the elected county official to carry the     |
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 2|handgun into a courtroom;                                              |
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 3|    5.  The sheriff of any county may authorize certain employees of   |
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 4|the county, who possess a valid handgun license issued pursuant to     |
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 5|the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, to carry a            |
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 6|concealed handgun when acting in the course and scope of employment    |
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 7|within the courthouses in the county in which the person is            |
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 8|employed.  Nothing in the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act shall prohibit     |
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 9|the sheriff from requiring additional instruction or training before   |
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10|receiving authorization to carry a concealed handgun within the        |
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11|courthouse.  The provisions of this paragraph and of paragraph 6 of    |
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12|this subsection shall not allow the county employee to carry the       |
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13|handgun into a courtroom, sheriff's office, adult or juvenile jail     |
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14|or any other prisoner detention area; and                              |
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15|    6.  The board of county commissioners of any county may            |
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16|authorize certain employees of the county, who possess a valid         |
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17|handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma      |
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18|Self-Defense Act, to carry a concealed handgun when acting in the      |
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19|course and scope of employment on county annex facilities or grounds   |
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20|surrounding the county courthouse.                                     |
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21|    I.  For the purposes of this section, "motor vehicle" means any    |
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22|automobile, truck, minivan, sports utility vehicle, or motorcycle as   |
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23|defined in Section 1-135 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes,         |
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 1|equipped with a locked accessory container within or affixed to the    |
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 2|motorcycle.                                                            |
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 3|    SECTION 2.     AMENDATORY     21 O.S. 2011, Section 1280.1, as     |
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 4|last amended by Section 2, Chapter 310, O.S.L. 2015 (21 O.S. Supp.     |
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 5|2020, Section 1280.1), is amended to read as follows:                  |
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 6|    Section 1280.1                                                     |
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 7|              POSSESSION OF FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY                 |
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 8|    A.  It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his or her      |
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 9|possession on any public or private school property or while in any    |
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10|school bus or vehicle used by any school for transportation of         |
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11|students or teachers any firearm or weapon designated in Section       |
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12|1272 of this title, except as provided in subsection C of this         |
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13|section or as otherwise authorized by law.                             |
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14|    B.  For purposes of this section:                                  |
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15|    1.  "School property" means any publicly owned property held for   |
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16|purposes of elementary, secondary or vocational-technical education,   |
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17|and shall not include property owned by public school districts or     |
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18|where such property is leased or rented to an individual or            |
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19|corporation and used for purposes other than educational;              |
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20|    2.  "Private school" means a school that offers a course of        |
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21|instruction for students in one or more grades from prekindergarten    |
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22|through grade twelve and is not operated by a governmental entity;     |
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23|and                                                                    |
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 1|    3.  "Motor vehicle" means any automobile, truck, minivan or        |
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 2|sports utility vehicle.                                                |
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 3|    C.  Firearms and weapons are allowed on school property and        |
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 4|deemed not in violation of subsection A of this section as follows:    |
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 5|    1.  A gun or knife designed for hunting or fishing purposes kept   |
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 6|in a privately owned vehicle and properly displayed or stored as       |
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 7|required by law, provided such vehicle containing said the gun or      |
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 8|knife is driven onto school property only to transport a student to    |
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 9|and from school and such vehicle does not remain unattended on         |
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10|school property;                                                       |
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11|    2.  A gun or knife used for the purposes of participating in the   |
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12|Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation certified hunter          |
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13|training education course or any other hunting, fishing, safety or     |
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14|firearms training courses, or a recognized firearms sports event,      |
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15|team shooting program or competition, or living history reenactment,   |
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16|provided the course or event is approved by the principal or chief     |
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17|administrator of the school where the course or event is offered,      |
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18|and provided the weapon is properly displayed or stored as required    |
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19|by law pending participation in the course, event, program or          |
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20|competition;                                                           |
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21|    3.  Weapons in the possession of any peace officer or other        |
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22|person authorized by law to possess a weapon in the performance of     |
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23|his or her duties and responsibilities;                                |
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 1|    4.  A concealed or unconcealed weapon carried onto private         |
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 2|school property or in any school bus or vehicle used by any private    |
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 3|school for transportation of students or teachers by a person who is   |
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 4|licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, provided a         |
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 5|policy has been adopted by the governing entity of the private         |
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 6|school that authorizes the possession of a weapon on private school    |
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 7|property or in any school bus or vehicle used by a private school.     |
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 8|Except for acts of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct,   |
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 9|a governing entity of a private school that adopts a policy which      |
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10|authorizes the possession of a weapon on private school property, a    |
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11|school bus or vehicle used by the private school shall be immune       |
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12|from liability for any injuries arising from the adoption of the       |
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13|policy.  The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to claims    |
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14|pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Code;                            |
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15|    5.  A gun, knife, bayonet or other weapon in the possession of a   |
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16|member of a veterans group, the national guard, active military, the   |
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17|Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) or Junior ROTC, in order to    |
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18|participate in a ceremony, assembly or educational program approved    |
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19|by the principal or chief administrator of a school or school          |
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20|district where the ceremony, assembly or educational program is        |
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21|being held; provided, however, the gun or other weapon that uses       |
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22|projectiles is not loaded and is inoperable at all times while on      |
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23|school property;                                                       |
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 1|    6.  A handgun carried in a motor vehicle pursuant to a valid       |
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 2|handgun license authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act onto       |
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 3|property set aside by a public or private elementary or secondary      |
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 4|school for the use or parking of any vehicle; provided, however,       |
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 5|said the handgun shall be stored and hidden from view in a locked      |
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 6|motor vehicle when the motor vehicle is left unattended on school      |
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 7|property; and                                                          |
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 8|    7.  A handgun carried onto public school property by school        |
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 9|personnel who have been designated by the board of education,          |
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10|provided such personnel either:                                        |
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11|         a.    possess a valid armed security guard license as         |
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12|              provided for in Section 1750.1 et seq. of Title 59 of    |
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13|              the Oklahoma Statutes the Oklahoma Security Guard and    |
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14|              Private Investigator Act, or                             |
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15|         b.    hold a valid reserve peace officer certification as     |
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16|              provided for in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the          |
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17|              Oklahoma Statutes, or                                    |
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18|         c.   (1)   possess a valid handgun license issued pursuant    |
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19|                   to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense      |
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20|                   Act,                                                |
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21|              (2)   has successfully completed four (4) hours of       |
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22|                   weapon retention training certified by the          |
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23|                   Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training   |
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24|                   (CLEET), and                                        |
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 1|              (3)   has demonstrated proficiency in handgun training   |
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 2|                   and campus-specific active shooter training as      |
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 3|                   determined by the appropriate law enforcement       |
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 4|                   agency having jurisdiction in that school           |
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 5|                   district,                                           |
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 6|if a policy has been adopted by the board of education of the public   |
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 7|school district that authorizes the carrying of a handgun onto         |
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 8|public school property by such personnel.  Ongoing continuing          |
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 9|education and training shall be required of any person authorized by   |
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10|the board of education to carry a handgun pursuant to the provisions   |
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11|and requirements provided in subsection D of Section 1277 of this      |
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12|title.  Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to restrict      |
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13|authority granted elsewhere in law to carry firearms.                  |
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14|    D.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall,     |
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15|upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of    |
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16|not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00).                     |
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17|    SECTION 3.     AMENDATORY     Section 3, Chapter 310, O.S.L.       |
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18|2015 (70 O.S. Supp. 2020, Section 5-149.2), is amended to read as      |
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19|follows:                                                               |
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20|    Section 5-149.2  A.  The board of education of a public school     |
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21|district may, through a majority vote of the board, designate adopt    |
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22|a policy to authorize the carrying of a handgun onto school property   |
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23|by school personnel who have been issued a handgun license pursuant    |
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24|to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act to attend an specifically             |
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 1|designated by the public school board of education, provided such      |
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 2|personnel either:                                                      |
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 3|    1.  Possess a valid armed security guard license as provided for   |
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 4|in the Oklahoma Security Guard and Private Investigator Act;           |
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 5|    2.  Hold a valid reserve peace officer certification as provided   |
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 6|for in Section 3311 of this title; or                                  |
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 7|    3.   a.    Possess a valid handgun license issued pursuant to      |
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 8|              the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act,         |
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 9|         b.    Has successfully completed four (4) hours of weapon     |
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10|              retention training certified by the Council on Law       |
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11|              Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), and          |
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12|         c.    Has demonstrated proficiency in handgun training and    |
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13|              campus-specific active shooter training as determined    |
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14|              by the appropriate law enforcement agency having         |
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15|              jurisdiction in that public school district.             |
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16|    Ongoing continuing education and training shall be required of     |
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17|any person authorized by the board of education to carry a handgun     |
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18|pursuant to the provisions and requirements provided in subsection D   |
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19|of Section 1277 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.                  |
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20|    B.  The board of education of a public school district may         |
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21|designate school personnel to attend an armed security guard           |
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22|training program, as provided for in Section 1750.5 of Title 59 of     |
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23|the Oklahoma Statutes, or a reserve peace officer certification        |
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24|program, as provided for in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma   |
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 1|Statutes this title, provided and developed by the Council on Law      |
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 2|Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).  Nothing in this section   |
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 3|shall be construed to prohibit or limit the board of education of a    |
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 4|school district from requiring ongoing education and training.         |
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 5|    B. C.  Participation in either the armed security guard training   |
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 6|program or, the reserve peace officer certification program or         |
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 7|training to carry a handgun as provided in paragraph 3 of subsection   |
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 8|A of this section, shall be voluntary and shall not in any way be      |
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 9|considered a requirement for continued employment with the public      |
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10|school district.  The board of education of a public school district   |
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11|shall have the final authority to determine and designate the school   |
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12|personnel who will be authorized to obtain and use an armed security   |
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13|guard license or, reserve peace officer certification or participate   |
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14|with a handgun license and required training components in             |
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15|conjunction with their his or her employment as school personnel.      |
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16|    C. D.  The board of education of a public school district that     |
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17|authorizes school personnel to participate in either the armed         |
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18|security guard program or the reserve peace officer program may pay    |
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19|all necessary training, meal and lodging expenses associated with      |
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20|the training.                                                          |
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21|    D. E.  When carrying a firearm pursuant to the provisions of       |
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22|this act, the person shall at all times carry the firearm on his or    |
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23|her person or the firearm shall be stored in a locked and secure       |
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24|location.                                                              |
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 1|    E. F.  Any public school personnel who have successfully           |
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 2|completed either armed security guard training, reserve peace          |
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 3|officer certification training or handgun license training as          |
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 4|provided in paragraph 3 of subsection A of this section and while      |
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 5|acting in good faith a reasonable and prudent manner shall not be      |
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 6|immune from subject to civil and criminal liability for any injury     |
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 7|resulting from the carrying of a handgun onto public school property   |
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 8|as provided for in this act section.  Any board of education of a      |
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 9|public school district or participating local law enforcement agency   |
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10|shall not be immune from subject to civil and criminal liability for   |
  |                                                                       |
11|any injury resulting from any act committed by school personnel who    |
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12|are designated to carry a concealed handgun on public school           |
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13|property pursuant to the provisions of this act section.               |
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14|    F. G.  In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the   |
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15|board of education of a public school district is authorized to        |
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16|enter into a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement    |
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17|entities.                                                              |
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18|    SECTION 4.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2021.          |
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19|    SECTION 5.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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20|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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21|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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22|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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  |    Passed the House of Representatives the 9th day of March, 2021.    |
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