VA HB2456 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 20 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-07 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Weapons; possession or transportation; facility that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to possess in or transport into any facility that provides mental health services or developmental services in the Commonwealth, including a hospital or an emergency room or other facility rendering emergency medical care, any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) knife, except a pocket knife having a folding metal blade of less than three inches; or (iii) other dangerous weapon, including explosives and stun weapons. The bill provides that any such firearm, knife, explosive, or weapon is subject to seizure by a law-enforcement officer and specifies exceptions to the prohibition.

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Weapons; possession or transportation, facility that provides mental health services.



2023-02-07HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2023-01-28HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
2023-01-20HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2023-01-20HousePresented and ordered printed 23104121D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
372431.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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