Public libraries; possession of firearms on premises prohibited. (HB734)

Introduced By

Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of firearms; public libraries; penalty. Prohibits the possession of a firearm at a state, regional, or local public library. Violation of this section would be a Class 1 misdemeanor. The provisions of this section would not apply to a law-enforcement officer or security guard while in the performance of his official duties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088007456
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB734)
02/12/2008Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Waldo Jaquith writes:

The Firearms subcommittee of Militia, Police and Public Safety killed this bill. Only three members of the subcommittee were present -- Dels. Morgan Griffith, Scott Lingamfelter, and Tommy Wright -- who unanimously killed it. Here's the video:

Tim McCormack writes:

I couldn't hear any of the discussion.