Concealed handgun permits; exemption includes any judge or justice of the Commonwealth. (SB544)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Concealed handgun permit; judges exempt. Provides that a judge of the Commonwealth may carry a concealed handgun throughout the Commonwealth without a permit. Read the Bill »

Status

02/23/2016: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102950D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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: #2
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/19/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Committee substitute printed 16105641D-H1
02/22/2016Read second time
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105641D-H1
02/23/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB544H1
02/23/2016Passed House with substitute (94-Y 6-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016House insisted on substitute
02/26/2016House requested conference committee
03/01/2016Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/2016Senators: Newman, Deeds, Carrico
03/02/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2016Delegates: Miller, Cline, Tyler
03/09/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2016Conference substitute printed 16106312D-S1
03/10/2016Conference report agreed to by House (70-Y 26-N)
03/10/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (70-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

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



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 544, PASSED THE HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG, SENATOR NEWMAN.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE WE ONE OCCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE, BUT THEN ASK THAT WE VOTE AGAINST IT. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS SUBSTITUTE IS ON A BILL THAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS FLOOR. SOME OF YOU LIKE IT, SOME OF YOU DID NOT, THAT ALLOWED A JUDGE OR A JUSTICE, SINCE THE SUPREME COURT HAS BEEN ASKED TO BE ADDED TO THE BILL, TO HAVE A CONCEALED THE WAY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES WEAPON. IS DOING IT IS FUNCTIONALLY DIFFERENT. IT GETS TO THE SAME END, BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO LINE UP THE BILLS, NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE ULTIMATE PROCESS, I THINK WE SHOULD REJECT THE AMENDMENT, MR. PRESIDENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. WITH THE RECOMMENDATION THAT IT BE REJECTED, THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SUBSTITUTE BE CONCURRED WITH. 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.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): AYES 1, NOS 39.


[Unknown]: INSISTS ON ITS SUBSTITUTE AND REQUESTS A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG, SENATOR NEWMAN. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE WE ACCEDE TO THE HOUSE REQUEST FOR A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE ACCEDE TO THE REQUEST FOR A COMMITTEE OF 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. AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. >> HOUSE BILL WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION. HOUSE BILL 104.