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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A bill that would allow a person to carry a gun in vehicles other than public transit without having a concealed carry permit has become a multi-pronged crime bill with get-tough sentencing rules.

The bill approved on a 16-9 vote Monday by the state Senate also would mandate that a person convicted of first-degree murder be sentenced to life in prison if not sentenced to death.

The bill would remove current alternative sentencing provisions in state law that permit a person sentenced to life in prison to be released after 25 years.

Other provisions added to the bill recently include increasing the penalty for a person convicted of sexual conduct with a minor.

The bill now returns to the House for consideration.

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