General Services, Department of; regulation of firearms. (HB593)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), and Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; regulation of firearms. Provides that, unless expressly authorized by statute, the Department of General Services shall not adopt or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy precluding the possession of a concealed handgun by a person with a valid concealed handgun permit. The bill likewise provides that no department, agency, or institution of the Commonwealth occupying property in the charge of the Department's Division of Engineering and Buildings shall adopt any similar prohibition. Finally, the bill invalidates the provisions of Executive Order 50, which prohibits the carrying of firearms in buildings occupied by executive branch agencies, and any regulations adopted to implement Executive Order 50. Read the Bill »


01/29/2016: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103505D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB593)
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/19/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1096-Webert)
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB593)
01/29/2016Incorporated by Militia, Police and Public Safety (HB1096-Webert)