HB734: Public libraries; possession of firearms on premises prohibited.

HOUSE BILL NO. 734
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 8, 2008
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-287.5, relating to possession of firearms; public libraries; penalty.
Patron-- Caputo

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-287.5 as follows:

§ 18.2-287.5. Carrying of firearms in public library; penalty.

Any person who carries a firearm into a state, regional, or local public library established pursuant to the provisions of Title 42.1, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any sworn law-enforcement officer or licensed security guard while in the performance of his official duties.