Firearms; carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs in a public place, penalty. (HB1257)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms; alcohol; penalties.  Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty is ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years. The bill also creates a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person who carries a loaded firearm on or about his person onto the premises of any restaurant or club licensed to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and consume an alcoholic beverage while on the premises. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103998D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1257)
02/08/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/09/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB648.


stephen writes:

This bill seems very weak, and not likely to change anyones way of life.