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Public Safety (Watch)

SB 7028 (Infrastructure and Security) addresses a number of issues related to public safety. The proposed bill:

•requires select health care practitioners, emergency medical technicians and paramedics to

disclose confidential communications to a law enforcement agency to the extent necessary to

communicate a specific threat of serious bodily injury or death.

•specifies a documentation process to use for the sale of a firearm when the seller is not a

federal firearm licensee (FFL) and chooses not to use an FFL to complete the transaction.

•creates a new section of statute to provide that a person may not sell, offer for sale, transfer

or deliver any firearm to another person for consideration when any part of a transaction is

conducted on property to which the public has the right of access, unless a criminal history

records check of background information has been completed and a unique approval number

has been obtained from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

•provides an FFL may charge a fee to cover administrative costs for facilitating the sale or

transfer of a firearm.

•revises current requirements related to the safe storage of firearms to provide that loaded

firearms must be securely stored to prevent access by minors under the age of 18, instead of

the current threshold of 16, and expands the safe storage requirement to include preventing

access by a person of unsound mind of any age.

•provides that the FDLE will develop a statewide strategy for targeted violence prevention (STVP).

•provides for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 37 full-time equivalent positions and the recurring

sum of $4,827,538 and the nonrecurring sum of $1,043,415 from the General Revenue Fund

to the FDLE to implement a statewide STVP. (Cook)