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Libraries; localities may adopt an ordinance prohibiting firearms, etc. on premises. (SB32)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Control of firearms; libraries. Provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or combinations thereof in libraries that are owned or operated by the locality. Amends § 15.2-915, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 12/19/2007 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087888256
  • 12/19/2007 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 01/22/2008 Failed to report (defeated) in Local Government (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

VACPS, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Defeated in committee

Gary Hill writes:

The only people this would affect are law abiding citizens. People who illegally carry would do so regardless of laws. Most people who would be a danger to society don't go to the library anyway. Please don't waste my dollars on this nonsense.