Snurd wrote:jaredbelch wrote: (5) Disorderly conduct is a class C misdemeanor if the offense continues after a request by a person to desist. Otherwise it is an infraction.[/code]
What does this mean? If someone asks an OCer to desist OCing and that person doesn't, is this giving LEOs the opportunity to cite us? Maybe I'm reading it wrong.
HB 49 is simply changing the verbiage to the disorderly conduct section, and the line you quoted is already in the section.
So anything that is considered disorderly conduct could move from an infraction to a misdemeanor if the person doesn't stop once asked.
This bill says that carrying a firearm without any other action, unless a reasonable person thinks you are breaking the law or have criminal intent, is not disorderly conduct.
I really don't like the verbiage of the amendment, because it still leaves a gray area for police to say well reasonable people don't think open carry is legal at 3 AM or near a school or whatever.
We still have the ability to get it amended back to the original intent in the Senate. I urge everyone to reach out to their Senator asking them to pass an amended version of what the House passed getting rid of the "reasonable person" language.