Law-enforcement officers, retired; authority to carry concealed handguns. (SB479)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Retired law-enforcement officers; concealed handguns. Clarifies provisions relating to the authority of retired law-enforcement officers, special agents of the State Corporation Commission and Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles, and investigators of the security division of the Virginia Lottery to carry concealed handguns. Such officers, agents, members, and investigators who resigned after 20 years of service to accept a position covered by a retirement system authorized under Title 51.1 of the Code of Virginia fall under the same provisions as retired law-enforcement officers, agents, members, and investigators. Such retired officers, agents, members, and investigators who annually meet the training and qualification standards for active law-enforcement officers are authorized to carry concealed handguns in airports and schools and are deemed to have been issued a concealed handgun permit. Amends § 18.2-287.01, § 18.2-287.4, § 18.2-308, § 18.2-308.1, § 22.1-277.07, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103301D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2016Introduced bill reprinted 16103301D
01/20/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/12/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/19/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Committee substitute printed 16105539D-H1
02/22/2016Read second time
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105539D-H1
02/23/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB479H1
02/23/2016Passed House with substitute (92-Y 6-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Title replaced 16105539D-H1
02/26/2016Enrolled
02/26/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB479ER)
02/26/2016Signed by Speaker
02/29/2016Signed by President
03/01/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/1/16
03/01/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 8, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 257 (effective 7/1/16)

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.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): AYES 40, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 479. PASSED THE HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON COUNTY, SENATOR CARRICO.

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: SPEAKING TO THAT, SENATOR?

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson): SPEAKING SO THAT, THIS IS A BILL THAT BASICALLY ALLOWS RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO BE ABLE TO CARRY ANYWHERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH, INCLUDING THOSE PLACES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO NO WEAPON BE ALLOWED INTO, THIS IS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE TRAINED EACH YEAR. THEY ARE RETIRED AFTER 15 YEARS OR MORE OF SERVICE. THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A QUALIFICATION AND THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THEIR PROFICIENCY AND UNDERSTAND THE LIABILITIES. THESE ARE THE OFFICERS THAT ARE QUALIFIED UNDER THE FEDERAL CODE TO CARRY CONCEALED ANYWHERE FROM THE UNITED STATES, AND THE SUBSTITUTE BASICALLY JUST SIMPLY CAPTURES IN THE CHANGE IN THE NAMES OF THE ALCOHOL, ABC AGENTS THAT WERE CHANGED LAST YEAR. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE SENATE TO ADOPT THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE SUBSTITUTE. 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 CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0.