Polling places; prohibited activities, unlawful possession of a firearm, penalty. (HB2081)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), and Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Polling places; prohibited activities; unlawful possession of a firearm; penalty. Prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a firearm within 40 feet of any building, or part thereof, used as a polling place, including one hour before and one hour after its use as a polling place, except for (i) a qualified law-enforcement officer or retired law-enforcement officer, (ii) any person occupying his own private property that falls within 40 feet of the polling place, or (iii) a licensed armed security officer whose employment or performance of his duties occurs within 40 feet of the polling place. The bill further provides that no person shall knowingly possess a firearm within 40 feet of a meeting place for the local electoral board while the electoral board meets to ascertain the results of an election or any place used as the setting for a recount. A violation of the provisions of the bill is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Status

03/31/2021: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102618D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2081)
01/20/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed by for the day
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Enrolled
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2081ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2081ER)
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 459 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0459)

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