Weapons; carrying into building owned or used by the Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof. (HB1510)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Carrying weapon into building owned or used by the Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first or second offense for a person to transport any (i) gun 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 into a building owned or used by the Commonwealth or any agency or political subdivision thereof for governmental purposes. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, conservators of the peace, magistrates, court officers, judges, city or county treasurers, commissioners or deputy commissioners of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, authorized security personnel, and active military personnel while in the conduct of such individuals' official duties. The bill requires that notice of the provisions prohibiting the carrying of such weapons be posted at each public entrance to all buildings owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency or political subdivision thereof. A third or subsequent offense of this or certain other firearms offenses is punishable as a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104479D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/09/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1510)
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1510)
02/11/2020Left in Public Safety

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