Concealed handgun permits; failure to produce upon demand of a law-enforcement officer, penalty. (HB26)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Failure to carry concealed handgun permit; penalty.  Provides that failure to produce, upon demand of a law-enforcement officer, a concealed handgun permit and a government-issued photo identification while carrying a concealed handgun is punishable by a $25 civil penalty. A court may waive this penalty if the person presents a valid concealed handgun permit and government-issued photo identification to the court. The bill also introduces an affirmative defense of having a valid concealed handgun permit to a charge of violating the concealed weapons statute. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100454D
12/07/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB26)
01/25/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
01/27/2012Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB26E
01/31/2012Printed as engrossed 12100454D-E
02/01/2012Read third time and passed House (82-Y 17-N)
02/01/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB26E)
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB26ER)
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB26ER)
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
02/22/2012Signed by President
03/07/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 132 (effective 7/1/12)
03/07/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.