Capitol Square and the surrounding area, etc.; carrying a firearm or explosive material within area. (HB1166)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

Progress

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

Description

Carrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, etc.; penalty. Repeals the prohibition on carrying a firearm or explosive material within (i) the Capitol of Virginia; (ii) Capitol Square and the surrounding area; (iii) any building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof; or (iv) any office where employees of the Commonwealth or any agency thereof are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties. Current law makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to carry a firearm or explosive material within these areas, subject to certain exceptions, including the following individuals while acting in the conduct of such person's official duties: any law-enforcement officer, any authorized security personnel, any active military personnel, any fire marshal when such fire marshal has been granted police powers, or any member of a cadet corps while such member is participating in an official ceremonial event for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2022Committee
01/14/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103185D
01/14/2022Referred to Committee on Rules
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1166)
02/15/2022Left in Rules

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