Firearms; prohibits possession thereof on Capitol Square. (HB2900)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms; carrying at Capitol Square. Prohibits the possession of firearms on Capitol Square. Violation of the section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. There is an exception for law-enforcement officers and licensed security guards. For purposes of this section, "Capitol Square" means the grounds in that area of the City of Richmond bounded by Bank, Governor, Broad, and Ninth Streets, and the interior of the State Capitol, the General Assembly Building, and the Patrick Henry Building. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072636512
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2900)