OMG this is BAD Shane. Did you read the text of the bill? It gives Portland what it wants with City Hall.
Any structure owned by the state or a political subdivision of the State. Also Polling places would now be off limits...
Unless perhaps Section 2 is staying intact in Title 25 Sec 2001-A? Then if you got the optional permit they couldn't kick you out? Also the provision only seems to apply to Concealed Carry, so Open Carry would still be legal in those places? But it says they can ask you to remove the firearm...
This is a dangerous compromise and it's full of legal conundrums. If this section is amended as written now here are the situations I see arising.
I OC into Town Hall, they ask me to put the weapon away, I refuse because I am not CCing and therefore do not fall under the provisions of this statute. They cannot do anything further because of State Preemption. Due to the poor wording of this bill, the police get called, and I get arrested and my weapon is confiscated for me not complying with their request.
I CC into Town Hall, but I have an Optional CC permit and am therefore exempt from the provisions of this statute. They ask to hold my weapon while I'm there and I refuse because I have a CC Permit and am exempt. Due to the poor wording of this bill the police are called and I am arrested and my weapon is confiscated for not complying with their request...
Wear under the person's clothes or conceal about the person's person a firearm, slungshot, knuckles, bowie knife, dirk, stiletto or other dangerous or deadly weapon usually employed in the attack on or defense of a person . when the person is in or entering:
(1) A structure, vehicle or craft owned, leased or operated by the State or a political subdivision of the State after a reasonable request by the operator of the structure, vehicle or craft to remove the dangerous or deadly weapon and place it in the custody of the operator for temporary and secure storage;
(2) An event of limited duration that is either operated or sponsored by a public entity or a private entity subject to a permit or license granted by a public entity after a reasonable request by the operator or sponsor of the event to remove the dangerous or deadly weapon and place it in the custody of the operator or sponsor for temporary and secure storage;
(3) A polling place on the day of an election;
(4) The grounds or buildings of a school;
(5) A nuclear power plant or hydroelectric facility; or
(6) An establishment licensed under Title 28-A, chapter 43 for the sale of spirits, wine or malt liquor to be consumed on the premises if the licensee has posted a sign visible to the public that clearly prohibits the possession of weapons on the licensed premise