House Bill

HB1018:

Allows bomb squad members to carry handguns, make arrests

Sponsor

Bill Primary sponsors

Meeks (Stephen)

Cosponsors

Filed: 1/9/2023 1:55:05 PM

Original Title

Allows bomb squad members to carry handguns, make arrests

Summary

What it does

This legislation allows law enforcement officers, members of a municipal fire department bomb squad, and members of the armed forces to carry concealed handguns while acting in the course of their duties, as well as allows members of the municipal fire department bomb squad to carry concealed handguns if they complete a course of study approved by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. It also lets members of a municipal fire department bomb squad to make arrests related to explosives and incidents involving explosives.

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In Senate City, County, and Local Affairs

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