Concealed weapons; nonduty status active military personnel may carry. (SB1362)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

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

Description

Carrying concealed weapons; exemption for nonduty status active military personnel. Provides that an active duty member of the Virginia National Guard, Armed Forces of the United States, or Armed Forces Reserves of the United States in a nonduty status may carry a concealed weapon wherever such member may travel in the Commonwealth. Amends § 18.2-308, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101855D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Committee substitute printed 17104447D-S1
01/18/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Incorporates SB1297 (Vogel)
01/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104447D-S1
01/23/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1362S1
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/06/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/16/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (4-Y 0-N)
02/17/2017Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read second time
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2017Passed by for the day
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Amendment by Delegate Lingamfelter agreed to
02/22/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2017Passed House with amendments (67-Y 32-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House amendments agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1362ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2017Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
04/05/2017Reconsideration of Governor's veto agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate sustained Governor's veto (21-Y 19-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, 3 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.

Transcript

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

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Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 84, NOS 12. AYES 84, NOS 12, THE BILL IS PASSED. SENATE BILL 1150, A BILL SECTION OF THE CODE OF TO AMEND AND REENACT A VIRGINIA RELATED TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL, COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS WITH AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA

[Unknown]: I MOVE THE COMMITTEE BEACH, MR. KNIGHT. AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. AS MANY AS FAVOR THAT MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO, THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, THIS BILL DIRECTS ABC TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT ESTABLISH AND MAKE AVAILABLE TO ALL RETAIL ON PREMISE LICENSEES AND PERMITEES AND EMPLOYEES OF SUCH WHO SERVE AS A BARTENDER OR OTHERWISE SALE, SERVE OR DISPENSE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION, A BAR, BYSTANDER, TRAINING MODULE, THAT INCLUDES INFORMATION AND ENABLES LICENSEES AND PERMITEES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES TO RECOGNIZE SITUATIONS THAT MAY LEAD TO SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES TO PREVENT SUCH SITUATIONS FROM CULMINATING IN A SEXUAL MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE HOUSE ASSAULT. PASS THE BILL. SHALL THE BILL PASS?

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

[Unknown]: AYES 56, NOS 41. AYES 56, NOS 41, THE BILL IS PASSED. TURNING TO PAGE 21, SENATE BILL 1216, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO ALCOHOLLISH BEVERAGE CONTROL, AVAILABILITY OF FOOD WHEN SPIRITS ARE SERVED. REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS WITH AN AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. KNIGHT.

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. AS MANY AS FAVOR THAT MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, NO.

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach): THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, SENATE BILL 1216 DIRECTS ABC BOARD TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT REQUIRE MIXED BEVERAGE LICENSEES TO HAVE FOOD, COOKED OR PREPARED, ON THE PREMISES, AVAILABLE FOR ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION, UNTIL AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE CLOSING. THE BILL REQUIRES SUCH FOOD BE AVAILABLE IN ALL AREAS OF THE PREMISES IN WHICH SPIRITS ARE SOLD OR SERVED. MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE HOUSE PASS THE BILL. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE AYES 89, NOS SEVEN. ROLL. AYES 89, NOS SEVEN, THE BILL IS PASSED. SENATE BILL 1264 HAS BEEN TAKEN BY FOR THE DAY. NEXT UP, SENATE BILL 1303, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION, DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION BY ELECTRONIC MEANS. BILL WAS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS WITH AN AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, MR. COLE.


Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church): INTO HARM'S WAY AT ANY MOMENT THAN I DO. BUT THE -- THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THIS BILL. THIS BILL HASN'T BEEN THROUGHOUT OUT VERY THOROUGHLY. THE GENTLEMAN'S AMENDMENT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT BETTER. IT HADN'T OCCURRED TO ANYBODY AS THIS WENT THROUGH COMMITTEE THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE VIRGINIA DEFENSE FORCE FOLKS CARRYING THEIR PRIVATE WEAPONS AROUND WITHOUT A PERMIT ON THE BASIS OF MILITARY I.D. AND WOULD HAVE TO CHECK THAT SOME WHERE WHEN WE WENT ON TO ACTIVE DUTY SO WE TOOK THAT OUT AND MAKES IT A LITTLE BETTER. A LOT OF UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES WE HAVEN'T SEEN THERE. AS AN ARMY PROSECUTOR, I GOT TO SEA A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE MILITARY. OKAY. MAYBE IT IS JADED, MAYBE BECAUSE I SAW FOLLOWS AT THEIR WORST, MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE I HAD TO DEAL WITH THE FOLKS THAT HAD DOMESTIC ABUSE PROBLEMS GOING ON AND FOLLOW BEES SUFFERING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES, MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE I HAD TO DEAL WITH THE PEOPLE THAT CAME OFF OF RESERVE DUTY AND WERE LOOKING TO GET ON ACTIVE DUTY BECAUSE THEY NEEDED A JOB TO SUPPORT THEIR DRUG HABIT SO THE DAY THAT HE GOT THE ORDERS AND GOT THE RENTAL CAR HE SOLD IT AND CHECKED INTO HIS HOTEL AND SOLD THE T V-OUT OF HIS HOTEL ROOM, THE FIRST MINUTE HE GOT IT. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS THAT I HAD TO DEAL WITH EVERY DAY. THAT WAS MY JOB TO TWO IN AND DEAL WITH THE WORST OF WHAT WAS GOING ON BECAUSE THE MILITARY LIKE ANY OTHER COMMUNITY HAS ITS SHARE OF REALLY GREAT FOLKS, RIGHT. BUT NOT EVERYBODY IS A HERO ALL THE THE TIME. AND SOMETIMES YOU GET FOLLOWS IN A BAD WAY OR SUFFERING AND THE MILITARY BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ASK OUR SOLDIERS TO DO AND BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY GO OFF AND DOEN O OUR PEE HALF SO THE REST OF US DON'T HAVE TO, THEY SUFFER MORE THAN THE REST OF THE POPULATION FROM ISSUES LIKE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND FAMILY PROBLEMS BECAUSE THEY ARE SEPARATED, BECAUSE THEY ARE UNDER STRESS, BECAUSE THEY SUFFER FROM PTSD. SO TO SUGGEST THAT A MIGHT NOT BE A GREAT IDEA TO PUT EVERY ONE OF THOSE FOLKS AND TELL THEM JUST BECAUSE YOU CARRY THIS I.D. CARD YOU ARE FIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON IS NOT AT ALL DEMEANING OR DEGRADING TO FOLKS IN THE MILITARY. IT IS JUST REALITY. I KNOW THERE IS A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT AMONGST SOME OF US THAT EVERYBODY OUGHT TO CARRY A GUN ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE THEY GO AND NOBODY OUT TO QUESTION THEIR ABILITY TO DO THAT. I UNDERSTAND THAT IS THE BELIEF WE ARE TRYING TO GET CLOSER TO AS WE CREATE A SPECIAL CATEGORY OF FOLKS HERE AND I UNDERAND IT AND I BELIEVE THAT OUR SOLDIERS THAT WE SEND OFF TO WAR AND ARE COMBAT READY OUGHT TO HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES BY WHATEVER MEANS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE FOR THEM. NOT EVERYBODY WHO CARRIES A MILITARY I.D. CARD IS FIT FOR SERVICE. MILITARY COMMANDERS CARRY A LIST OF AT-RISK SOLDIERS. AND THOSE FOLKS AREN'T COMBAT READY. THEY DON'T CARRY WEAPONS ON POST. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BECAUSE THEY ARE AT RISK. YOU KNOW, I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY, THE PHYSICAL WELL BEING OF OUR SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES AND COAST GUARD MEMBERS. RIGHT NOW ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS THAT THEY FACE IS SUICIDE. SUICIDE RATES IN THE MILITARY ARE TWICE WHAT THEY ARE IN THE CIVILIAN POPULATION. IN THE RESERVES, HUNDREDS OF ACTIVE DUTY RESERVISTS KILL THEM WAS EVERY YEAR AND ONE OF THE MAJOR RISK FACTORS IS THE AVAILABILITY OF LETHAL MEAN BECAUSE THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON FIREARMS THEIR SUICIDE ATTEMPTS ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO BE SUCCESSFUL. I DON'T THINK THIS SOLVES A PROBLEM. I DO THINK IT PUTS OUR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS THAT ARE SUFFERING THAT ARE UNDER A LOT OF STRESS PUTS THEM AT GREATER RISK BY MAKING THE HANDGUNS AND WEAPONS AND LETHAL MEANS OF SUICIDE MORE AVAILABLE. I CALLED SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES AND SOME STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR STORIES OF FOLLOWS YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE CARRYING AROUND A CONCEALED WITH EPIUPON PERMIT. THE REACTION WAS YOU GUYS WANT TO DO WHAT? THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. ON SURFACE SEEMS LIKE A GOOD THING TO DO, BE MORE MILITARY BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK DEEPER. THIS HASN'T BEEN THOUGHT OUT. I KNOW IT AS MESSAGE BILL FOR YOU ALL AND A FREE BILL FOR A LOT OF YOU AND THE PROGRAM BILL. I KNOW THE GOVERNOR IS GOING TO VETO IT. I WANT YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT YOU ARE DOING HERE AND WHETHER THIS IS A REALLY A GOOD IDEA AND SOMETHING WE OUT TO MAKE THE POLICY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD VOTE NO ON THIS BILL. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM CULPEPER, MR. FRATES.

[Unknown]: SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN HAS THE FLOOR.

[Unknown]: PART OF THE PROBLEM WITH SOME OF THE GENTLEMAN'S COMMENTS IS THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THIS TENDENCY OR I SHOULD SAY CERTAIN PEOPLE SOMETIMES CERTAIN MEMBERS OF CERTAIN POLITICAL ENTITIES HAVE THIS TENDENCY TO TREAT ALL VETERANS ESPECIALLY COMBAT VETERANS AS IF THEY ARE TICKING TIME BOMB AND VICTIMS OF WAR AND AS A RESULT THEY HAVE TO BE WATCHED MUCH CLOSER THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN SOCIETY. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WHILE WE HAVE BEEN AT WAR FOR OVER 15 YEARS NOW VETERANS DO AN