VA HB1166 | 2022 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2022 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-01-14 - Committee Referral Pending
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

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.

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Title

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

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2022-01-14HouseCommittee Referral Pending
2022-01-14HousePresented and ordered printed 22103185D

Subjects


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182283.2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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