Firearms; control by state agencies, rights of employees. (HB382)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from co-patron Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)

Progress

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

Description

Control of firearms by state agencies; rights of employees. Prohibits state agencies within the executive branch and boards of visitors or other governing bodies of public institutions of higher education from adopting any rule or regulation preventing officers or employees of such agencies or institutions from storing a lawfully possessed firearm and ammunition in a locked private motor vehicle at their workplace. The bill also provides that any such regulation or rule adopted prior to July 1, 2016, is invalid. Amends § 2.2-602, § 23-9.2:3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100560D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/18/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
01/29/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Committee substitute printed 16104425D-H1
02/01/2016Read first time
02/02/2016Passed by for the day
02/03/2016Read second time
02/03/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104425D-H1
02/03/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB382H1
02/04/2016Read third time and passed House (65-Y 32-N)
02/04/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB382H1)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (5-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/29/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/29/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/29/2016Passed Senate with amendment (24-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Placed on Calendar
03/02/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (65-Y 34-N)
03/02/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (65-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Enrolled
03/03/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB382ER)
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB382ER)
03/03/2016Signed by Speaker
03/06/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/23/2016G Vetoed by Governor
04/20/2016Placed on Calendar
04/20/2016House sustained Governor's veto (66-Y 34-N)
04/20/2016VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (66-Y 34-N)
04/20/2016Requires 67 afirmative votes to override Governor's veto

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 27, NOS 11. NOS 27, NOS 11. THE BILL PASSS. HOUSE BILL 382. BILL RELATING TO CONTROL OF FIREARMS BY STATE AGENCIES RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES. RECORDED FROMTHE COMMITTEE FROM COURTS OF JUSTICE WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM? MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT. THIS BILL PREVENTS AGENCIES WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OTHER THAN THE PORT AUTHORITY AND WITH THE AMENDMENT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND INSTITUTIONS I HIGHER EDUCATION FROM ADOPTING RULES THAT WOULD PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYEE FROM STORING A WEAPON OR AMMUNITION IN A LOCKED PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE PROPERTY OF THE PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT UNLESS THAT RESTRICT, IS APPROVED BY STATUTE. THAT IS WHAT THE BILL DOES.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 382 PASS ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH THEIR VOTE? ANGE THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 24, NOS 14. AYES 24, NOS 14.
THINK YOU'RE SAFE ENOUGH. I'M GOING TO IMPOSE MY JUDGMENT ON YOU. WHEN YOU VOTE TO SUSTAIN THIS VETO, YOU'RE TELLING STATE WORKER WHO'S SEEK TO APPROPRIATE THEMSELVES AND THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT NOT IN VIRGINIA. I HOPE YOU WILL OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond): HERE, HERE.

[Unknown]: MR. WEBBERT. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN HAS THE FLOOR.

[Unknown]: I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO, MY SEAT MATE, DELEGATE PO FWCHLT GE PASSED SIMILAR LEGISLATION AND WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY ISSUES.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE HOUSE VOTE TO OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.