Senate Bill 1108 allows any Arizona resident over the age of 21 to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. A concealed weapons permit is still required in order to take a weapon into someplace serving alcohol and any establishment that expressly prohibits the carrying of weapons. Arizona would join Vermont and Alaska as the only states in the nation not requiring concealed weapons permits.
On March 29, 2010 the full Senate approved SB 1008 on a 20-10 vote.
Pima County Senate Delegation Vote:
- Paula Aboud (D) – No
- Frank Antenori (R) – Yes
- Jorge Luis Garcia (D) – No
- Linda Lopez (D) – No
- Al Melvin (R) – Yes
On April 8, 2010 the full House passed SB 1108 on a 36-19 vote.
Pima County House Delegation Vote
- David Bradley (D) – No
- Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) – No
- Steve Farley (D) – No
- David Gowan (R) – Yes
- Matt Heizn (D) – No
- Phil Lopes (D) – No
- Daniel Patterson (D) – No
- Ted Vogt (R) – Yes
- Vic Williams (R) – Yes
- Nancy Young Wright (D) – No
On April 16, 2010 Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1108 into law.