VA HB2295 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 26 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]

Summary

Carrying a firearm within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, etc.; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to carry any firearm within (i) the Capitol of Virginia; (ii) Capitol Square and the surrounding area, as described in the bill; (iii) any building, parking lot, or parking structure owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof; (iv) any building owned or leased by the Commonwealth where employees of the Commonwealth perform their official duties; or (v) any building where the General Assembly meets or conducts its business. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, court officers, authorized security personnel, and active military personnel while in the conduct of such person's official duties; any retired law-enforcement officer who is visiting a gun range owned or leased by the Commonwealth; and any state employee of a state or juvenile correctional facility who is authorized to carry a firearm while in the conduct of such employee's official duties. The bill provides that an individual who lawfully possesses a firearm may keep such firearm in his locked vehicle in a parking lot or parking structure described in clause (iii) so long as the firearm is (a) secured, (b) not visible, and (c) in a container or compartment inside of the vehicle. The bill requires that notice of the provisions prohibiting the carrying of such firearms be posted at each of the public entrances to Capitol Square and such buildings, parking lots, and parking structures. The bill also provides that any firearm carried in violation of these provisions is subject to seizure by a law-enforcement officer and forfeiture to the Commonwealth. Carrying a firearm within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, etc.; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to carry any firearm within (i) the Capitol of Virginia; (ii) Capitol Square and the surrounding area, as described in the bill; (iii) any building, parking lot, or parking structure owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof; (iv) any building owned or leased by the Commonwealth where employees of the Commonwealth perform their official duties; or (v) any building where the General Assembly meets or conducts its business. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, court officers, authorized security personnel, and active military personnel while in the conduct of such person's official duties; any retired law-enforcement officer who is visiting a gun range owned or leased by the Commonwealth; and any state employee of a state or juvenile correctional facility who is authorized to carry a firearm while in the conduct of such employee's official duties. The bill provides that an individual who lawfully possesses a firearm may keep such firearm in his locked vehicle in a parking lot or parking structure described in clause (iii) so long as the firearm is (a) secured, (b) not visible, and (c) in a container or compartment inside of the vehicle. The bill requires that notice of the provisions prohibiting the carrying of such firearms be posted at each of the public entrances to Capitol Square and such buildings, parking lots, and parking structures. The bill also provides that any firearm carried in violation of these provisions is subject to seizure by a law-enforcement officer and forfeiture to the Commonwealth.

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Title

Firearm; carrying within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, state-owned bldgs.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-01 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (51-Y 45-N) (Y: 51 N: 45 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-01-28 - House - House: VOTE: Reconsider (54-Y 46-N) (Y: 54 N: 46 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-28 - House - House: VOTE: DEFEATED (48-Y 52-N) (Y: 48 N: 52 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-01-26 - House - House: VOTE: Agree To (51-Y 45-N) (Y: 51 N: 45 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-01-26 - House - House: VOTE: Agree To (51-Y 45-N) (Y: 51 N: 45 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-01-22 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-19 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N)
2021-02-02SenateReferred to Committee on Rules
2021-02-02SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-02-01HouseVOTE: Passage (51-Y 45-N)
2021-02-01HouseRead third time and passed House (51-Y 45-N)
2021-02-01HousePassed by temporarily
2021-01-29HouseEngrossed by House - floor substitute HB2295H3
2021-01-29HouseSubstitute by Delegate Levine agreed to 21104055D-H3
2021-01-29HouseSubstitute by Delegate Levine withdrawn 21103671D-H2
2021-01-29HousePassed by temporarily
2021-01-29HouseRead second time
2021-01-29HouseFloor substitute printed 21104055D-H3 (Levine)
2021-01-28HousePassed by for the day
2021-01-28HouseSubstitute by Delegate Levine reconsidered 21103671D-H2
2021-01-28HouseEngrossment reconsidered by House
2021-01-28HousePassed by motion reconsidered
2021-01-28HousePassed by for the day
2021-01-28HouseVOTE: Reconsider (54-Y 46-N)
2021-01-28HouseReconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House (54-Y 46-N)
2021-01-28HouseVOTE: DEFEATED (48-Y 52-N)
2021-01-28HouseRead third time and defeated by House (48-Y 52-N)
2021-01-27HousePassed by for the day
2021-01-26HouseVOTE: Agree To (51-Y 45-N)
2021-01-26HouseEngrossed by House - floor substitute HB2295H2 (51-Y 45-N)
2021-01-26HouseSubstitute by Delegate Levine agreed to 21103671D-H2
2021-01-26HouseCommittee substitute rejected 21103561D-H1
2021-01-26HouseRead second time
2021-01-26HouseFloor substitute printed 21103671D-H2 (Levine)
2021-01-25HouseRead first time
2021-01-22HouseCommittee substitute printed 21103561D-H1
2021-01-22HouseReported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2021-01-19HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
2021-01-18HouseAssigned PS sub: Firearms
2021-01-17HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2021-01-17HousePresented and ordered printed 21103093D

Code Citations

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

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+HB2295
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+ful+HB2295+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+ful+HB2295H1+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+ful+HB2295H2+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+ful+HB2295H3+hil
Amendmenthttps://committees.lis.virginia.gov/pdfs/drafts/21103220D.pdf
Amendmenthttps://committees.lis.virginia.gov/pdfs/21103323.pdf
Amendmenthttps://committees.lis.virginia.gov/pdfs/drafts/21103561D.pdf
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295F160+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295F122+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295FH1160+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295FH1122+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295FH2160+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295FH2122+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295FH3160+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+oth+HB2295FH3122+PDF
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+H1501V0002+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+H15V0010+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+HV1096+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+HV1155+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+HV1226+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+HV1227+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+HV1320+HB2295
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+vot+S10V0025+HB2295

Bill Comments

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