Handguns; carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs in a public place, penalty. (HB797)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Carrying a handgun while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; penalty.  Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person carrying a handgun in a public place while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and prohibits a person from obtaining a concealed handgun permit for five years following such a conviction. The prohibition applies regardless of whether the person is carrying the handgun openly or concealed. Current law makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to carry a concealed handgun in a public place while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but does not speak to openly carrying a handgun while under the influence. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100017D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB797)
02/08/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/14/2012Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety