Weapons; possession in Capitol Square and legislative buildings, penalties. (HB1079)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of weapons; Capitol Square and legislative buildings; penalties. Prohibits the possession of a (i) firearm or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver, muffler, silencer, missile, projectile, or ammunition designed for use with a dangerous weapon; or (iii) other dangerous weapon, including explosives, stun weapons, or any weapon currently prohibited from being carried concealed while in (a) the Capitol of Virginia, (b) Capitol Square, (c) any other building owned or leased by the Commonwealth and used predominantly for the conduct of the business of the General Assembly, or (d) any other building where the General Assembly is meeting in session. The prohibition does not apply to law-enforcement officers, authorized security personnel, or active-duty military personnel in the performance of such person's lawful duties. A first offense is punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor and a second or subsequent offense is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104672D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1079)
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1079)
01/22/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/11/2020Left in Public Safety

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