HB1055: Foster care homes; firearm storage on premises.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1055

Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled January 13, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 9 of Title 63.2 a section numbered 63.2-916, relating to foster care homes; firearm storage.
Patron-- Pillion

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 9 of Title 63.2 a section numbered 63.2-916 as follows:

§ 63.2-916. Foster care homes; firearm storage.

A. Any person in lawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, or components or combination thereof may store the firearm, ammunition, or components or combination thereof on the premises of a foster care home in a locked container, compartment, or cabinet with safety mechanisms activated.

B. Any person residing on the premises of a foster care home may lawfully carry a firearm in the presence of a child placed in foster care, provided that such person is off the premises of the foster care home while carrying such firearm.

C. Nothing in this section shall apply to persons residing in a licensed or approved foster care home in which no child in foster care is currently placed.