Dangerous weapons; governing body has authority to restrict in governmental facilities. (SB300)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dangerous weapons in government facilities. Provides that the governing body of any locality may, by ordinance, make it unlawful for any person to possess a dangerous weapon upon the property, including buildings and grounds thereof, of any facility that is owned or leased by that locality and used by it for governmental purposes. Amends § 15.2-915.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/08/2008 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088287324
  • 01/08/2008 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 01/22/2008 Failed to report (defeated) in Local Government (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)


Michael P., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Oppose. I generally support concealed carry laws.