I just ran across this today... apparently after 23 years of being not only ignored, but openly flaunted by various cities and counties in the state of Florida, their legislature put, not teeth, but fangs in their preemption law!
Signed by the Florida Governor about a month ago, the news coverage is enough to make you stand up and applaud... they've got many cities and towns in a near-panic scramble down there, clearing their books of illegal ordinances that starting October 1st, can cost them significant penalties!
I hope our legislators are watching... we've had fairly good results here, but there are a few places who haven't "seen the light" yet.
Florida: CS/CS/CS/HB 45 - Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition
Summary of Bill:
Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition:
Clarifies & reorganizes provisions that preempt to state entire field of regulation of firearms;
prohibits knowing & willful violation of Legislature's occupation of whole field of regulation of firearms & ammunition by enactment or causation of enforcement of any local ordinance or administrative rule or regulation;
provides additional intent of section;
eliminates provisions authorizing counties to adopt ordinance requiring waiting period between purchase & delivery of handgun;
provides injunctive relief from enforcement of invalid ordinance, regulation, or rule;
provides civil penalty for knowing & willful violation of prohibitions;
provides that public funds may not be used to defend or reimburse unlawful conduct of person charged with knowing & willful violation of act;
provides for termination of employment or contract or removal from office of person acting in official capacity who knowingly & willfully violates any provision of act;
provides for declaratory & injunctive relief for specified persons or organizations;
provides for specified damages & interest;
provides exceptions to prohibitions of section.