State legislative buildings; prohibits possession of firearms in Capitol of Va., etc., exception. (SB1012)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of handguns in legislative buildings. Prohibits the possession of a firearm in Capitol Square, including the Capitol and other buildings predominantly used to conduct the business of the General Assembly. The Capitol Police are required to screen persons entering the Capitol or the General Assembly Building. The prohibition would not apply to members of the General Assembly or to law-enforcement officers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103240D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1012)
01/18/2013Committee amendments
01/18/2013Committee amendment
01/18/2013Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)