Firearms, loaded; carrying in public while under influence. (SB300)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty is ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years. The bill also creates a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person who carries a loaded firearm on or about his person onto the premises of any restaurant or club licensed to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and consumes an alcoholic beverage while on the premises. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100802D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2016Introduced bill reprinted 16100802D
01/12/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB300)
01/27/2016Committee substitute printed 16104588D-S1
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB300S1)
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB300S1)
02/10/2016Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)