A House Republican on Monday filed a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to be armed with guns at state legislative meetings. Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, filed the bill (HB 6099) for consideration during the legislative session that will start Jan. 11.

State law includes a list of places where people cannot carry concealed weapons, such as courthouses, polling places, and schools. The law also prevents carrying guns at meetings of the Legislature, including committee meetings. Sabatini’s bill would delete the prohibition on guns at legislative meetings.

Sabatini, who has also been pressing open carry in Florida, could see his gun bills be signed into law, as Gov. Ron DeSantis has already signaled that he supported Constitutional Carry" in the state.

Publisher Javier Manjarres contributed to this News Service of Florida story.