SENATE BILL 337
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
Daniel A. Ivey-Soto and William E. Sharer
RELATING TO FIREARMS; LIMITING FIREARMS ON STATE CAPITOL PREMISES; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING PENALTIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 30, Article 7 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A FIREARM ON STATE CAPITOL PREMISES--UNLAWFUL DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM ON STATE CAPITOL PREMISES--PENALTIES.--
A. Unlawful carrying of a firearm on state capitol premises consists of carrying a firearm on state capitol premises except by:
(1) a peace officer; or
(2) a person in possession of a valid concealed handgun license issued or recognized by the state of New Mexico in accordance with the Concealed Handgun Carry Act; provided that the handgun is concealed.
B. A person who commits unlawful carrying of a firearm on state capitol premises is guilty of a misdemeanor.
C. Unlawful discharge of a firearm on state capitol premises consists of a person who is not a peace officer discharging a firearm on state capitol premises, unless the firearm is discharged in justifiable self-defense or justifiable defense of another.
D. A person who commits unlawful discharge of a firearm on state capitol premises is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
E. For the purposes of this section, "state capitol premises" means the state capitol building, the capitol north building and the interior corridor that connects the two buildings."
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