Concealed handgun permits; amends various processes, procedures, and requirements for obtaining. (HB1734)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Concealed handgun permits. Amends various processes, procedures, and requirements for obtaining a Virginia concealed handgun permit.

The bill allows permit applications to be submitted and returned by mail, and specifies that the court may not require any additional information with a permit application other than what is required or authorized by 18.2-308. If a current permit holder wishes to obtain a replacement permit indicating a change of address, the permit holder is no longer required to provide proof of the new address.

The bill allows a court to consider only specific acts of the applicant within the immediately preceding three-year period to determine if the applicant is disqualified from obtaining a permit because the applicant is likely to use a weapon unlawfully or negligently. If the court finds that a person is disqualified from obtaining a permit, it must include the specific Code section that is the basis for the denial.

Finally, the bill adds special conservators of the peace to the definition of a "law-enforcement officer" for purposes of 18.2-308, thereby allowing special conservators of the peace to carry a concealed handgun anywhere in the Commonwealth without a permit, and exempting special conservators of the peace from limitations placed on concealed handgun permit holders, including carrying concealed handguns in restaurants that serve alcohol and carrying handguns on elementary, middle, and high school property. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098332686
01/06/2009Committee
01/07/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098332686
01/07/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/10/2009Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety