STATEWIDE — Lawmakers are working on a bill that will allow municipalities to prohibit firearms at all polling places statewide.
In the State and Local Government Committee workshop, legislators debated the necessity of the bill.
In this stage of the bill’s life, committee members showed more opposition overall than support.
“There’s a lot of unanswered questions in this. I don’t believe it’s necessary and will be opposing it when it comes time to vote,” Rep. Will Tuell, (R) – East Machias.
The bill wouldn’t apply to certified law enforcement officers.
It would allow people to bring unloaded firearms within 250 feet of voting locations if it’s in a locked vehicle.