Public schools; firearm safety education program. (HB939)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; firearm safety education program. Requires local school boards to provide firearm safety education programs for students in high school. The bill requires the Board of Education to establish curriculum guidelines for the program, in consultation with the Department of State Police, and requires that the program be taught by a school resource officer, other law-enforcement officer, or a United States Armed Forces instructor. The bill prohibits the use of firearms in the program. Current law allows local school boards to provide a firearm safety education program for students in the elementary grades and does not specify who may instruct such program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103088D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB939)
02/11/2020Left in Education