School board property, certain; establishment of gun-free zone permitted. (HB1909)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain school board property; establishment of gun-free zone permitted. Permits any school board to deem any non-school zone building or property that it owns or leases where employees of such school board are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties as a gun-free zone and prohibit any individual from knowingly possessing, purchasing, transferring, carrying, storing, or transporting firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof while such individual is upon such property, except certain individuals such as law-enforcement officers and qualified retired law-enforcement officers. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/09/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100496D
01/09/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/12/2021Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1909)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Reported from Public Safety with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Committee substitute printed 21103262D-H1
01/25/2021Read first time
01/26/2021Read second time
01/26/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103262D-H1
01/26/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1909H1
01/27/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
01/27/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1909H1)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2021Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 18-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 95-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 95-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on amendments (35-Y 4-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Subramanyam, Hope, Coyner
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Hashmi, Lewis, McClellan
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 17-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (54-Y 45-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1909ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1909ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 439 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0439)