Bill Text: VA SB4013 | 2019 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Local government buildings; dangerous weapons, penalty.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-07-09 - Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) [SB4013 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SB4013-Prefiled.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 4013
Offered July 9, 2019
Prefiled July 8, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact §18.2-283.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to local government buildings; dangerous weapons; penalty.
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Patron-- Norment
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §18.2-283.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§18.2-283.1. Carrying weapon into courthouse or local government building.

It is unlawful for any person to possess in or transport into any courthouse or building owned or used by a locality for governmental purposes in this the Commonwealth any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver, muffler, silencer, missile, projectile, or ammunition designed for use with a dangerous weapon; or (iii) other dangerous weapon, including explosives, stun weapons as defined in §18.2-308.1, and those weapons specified in subsection A of §18.2-308. Any such weapon shall be subject to seizure by a law-enforcement officer. A violation of this section is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor 6 felony.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any police officer, sheriff, law-enforcement agent or official, conservation police officer, conservator of the peace, magistrate, court officer, judge, city or county treasurer, or commissioner or deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission while in the conduct of such person's official duties.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to §30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to §30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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