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Florida Rep. files campus carry, anti-vaccine bills for 2021 legislation

Posted at 9:15 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 21:57:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A proposal allowing people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on Florida college and university campuses was filed Monday for consideration during the 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) refiled the “campus carry” proposal, HB 6001, which did not receive a hearing during the 2019 and 2020 sessions.

Similar measures were filed unsuccessfully by other gun-rights supporters in prior sessions and have drawn opposition from some higher-education leaders.

As of Oct. 31, Florida had issued more than 2.19 million concealed-weapons licenses.

Sabatini also filed HB 6003 on Monday that would eliminate the state's power to require mandatory vaccines during a pandemic.

The 2020 legislative session begins in March.