HB593: General Services, Department of; regulation of firearms.


Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled January 11, 2016
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 2.2-1102 and 2.2-1129 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Department of General Services; regulation of firearms.
Patron-- Marshall, R.G.

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 2.2-1102 and 2.2-1129 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 2.2-1102. Additional powers of Department.

A. The Department shall have the following additional powers, all of which, with the approval of the Director of the Department, may be exercised by a division of the Department with respect to matters assigned to that division:

1. Prescribe regulations necessary or incidental to the performance of duties or execution of powers conferred under this chapter; and

2. Establish fee schedules that may be collectible from users when general fund appropriations are not applicable to the services rendered.

B. All statewide contracts and agreements made and entered into by the Department for the purchase of computers, software, supplies, and related peripheral equipment and services shall provide for the inclusion of counties, cities, and towns in such contracts and agreements. For good cause shown, the Secretary of Administration may disapprove the inclusion from a specific contract or agreement.

C. The Department may operate or provide for the operation of hazardous waste management facilities.

D. Unless expressly authorized by statute, the Department shall not have the power to adopt or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy precluding the possession of a concealed handgun by a person with a valid concealed handgun permit.

§ 2.2-1129. Division of Engineering and Buildings.

A. Within the Department shall be established the Division of Engineering and Buildings (the "Division"), which shall exercise the powers and duties described in this article.

B. The Division shall have charge of all public buildings, grounds, and all other property at the seat of government not placed in the charge of others, and shall protect such properties from depredations and injury. No department, agency, or institution of the Commonwealth occupying any public buildings, grounds, and any other property in the charge of the Division shall adopt or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy prohibiting the possession of a concealed handgun by a person with a valid concealed handgun permit.

C. Except as provided in § 2.2-1130, the Division shall have custody, control, and supervision of the Virginia War Memorial Carillon.

D. To execute the duties imposed by this article, the Division may obtain information and assistance from other state agencies and institutions.

2. That the provisions of Executive Order 50, which became effective on October 15, 2015, and any regulations adopted to implement Executive Order 50 are invalid.