Law-enforcement officers; exemption from prohibition on carrying firearms, etc., in Capitol Square. (HB1096)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), and Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)

Progress

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

Description

Law-enforcement officers; retired law-enforcement officers; carrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square and the surrounding area. Exempts any law-enforcement officer from the prohibition on carrying a firearm or explosive material within the Capitol of Virginia and Capitol Square and the surrounding area. The bill further allows any law-enforcement officer or qualified retired law-enforcement officer to carry a firearm or explosive material within any building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof, or any office where employees of the Commonwealth or agency thereof are regularly present to perform their official duties. Under current law, a law-enforcement officer is exempted only while acting in the conduct of his official duties, and a retired law-enforcement officer is limited to carrying a firearm while visiting a gun range owned or leased by the Commonwealth. The bill also clarifies that "Capitol Square and the surrounding area" as defined in current law does not include any public road or highway. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101445D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1096)
02/15/2022Left in Public Safety

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