Senate passes weapons ban in courtrooms

2013-02-14T16:05:00Z 2013-02-14T20:46:04Z Senate passes weapons ban in courtroomsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 14, 2013 4:05 pm  • 

CHEYENNE — The state Senate passed a bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms.

House Bill 216 was approved on a 28-2 vote. The bill goes back to the House for consideration of changes made to the bill by the Senate.

The proposal makes having deadly weapons in courtrooms a misdemeanor on first offense. A second offense within five years would be a felony.

The presiding judge in the courtroom would be allowed to grant exceptions.

The ban would not apply to jury rooms or other parts of the courthouse.

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