- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Senate has revived a bill that would exempt gun owners from misconduct involving weapons charges if they enter a public building that bans guns but does not have storage lockers.

Legislators voted down Senate Bill 1063 last week but approved it with a 16-13 vote on Monday.

Bill sponsor Sen. Rick Murphy of Glendale brought the bill back for reconsideration after it failed with a 14-14 vote last week.

The bill would prohibit law enforcement from charging someone with the misdemeanor count of misconduct involving weapons if the person carried a gun into a public building banning firearms but without storage lockers.

The bill is similar to one in passed in the House of Representatives that would allow concealed carry permit holders to take guns into government buildings.

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