Firearms or other weapons; unauthorized to possess on school property. (HB1080)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Firearms or other weapons on school property. Provides that no school board may authorize or designate any person to possess a firearm on school property other than those persons expressly authorized by statute. The bill also clarifies that no exemption exists for a special conservator of the peace to possess a firearm or other weapon on school property. Read the Bill »

Status

02/12/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104100D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1080)
02/07/2020Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 46-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Comments

William Ballance writes:

By now... in 2020...every reasonable person should realize that "gun free zones" are nothing but "free fire zones" for criminals. The only thing we do by creating gun free zones is to ensure criminals that no one will be there to fire back at them ....until the police arrive in 5 to 10 minutes. This law and all others like it are ridiculous and should be subtitled "Sitting Duck Laws". WHY LIMIT ANY SCHOOL BOARD FROM PROTECTING OUR KIDS??

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