Firearms; concealed carry for law-enforcement officers, attorneys for the Commonwealth, etc. (SB61)

Introduced By

Sen. Travis Hackworth (R-Richlands) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Firearms; concealed carry for law-enforcement officers, attorneys for the Commonwealth, and judges; exceptions to certain prohibited activities. Provides that any (i) active law-enforcement officer, (ii) qualified retired law-enforcement officer, (iii) attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth, (iv) qualified retired attorney for the Commonwealth or retired assistant attorney for the Commonwealth, (v) judge or justice of the Commonwealth, or (vi) retired judge or retired justice of the Commonwealth may carry a concealed weapon about his person, hidden from common observation. The bill also permits such law-enforcement officers, retired law-enforcement officers, attorneys for the Commonwealth or assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth, qualified retired attorneys for the Commonwealth or retired assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth, judges or justices of the Commonwealth, and retired judges or justices of the Commonwealth to carry a firearm in many of the areas where firearms are prohibited from being carried. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102035D
01/03/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB61)
01/26/2022Committee substitute printed to LIS only 22105297D-S1
01/26/2022Incorporates SB763 (Obenshain)
01/26/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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