WV HB2519 | 2020 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB2519

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 10-1)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-08 - To House Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

The purpose of this bill is to allow a person who holds a current and valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such a weapon on the campus and in the buildings of a state institution of higher education. It provides exceptions and immunity to an institution for a licensee’s intentional or unintentional use of a firearm while carrying it under the act. The bill seeks to acknowledge that violence against disarmed law-abiding citizens is an increasing, but unnecessary, occurrence. The bill is an attempt by the Legislature to reaffirm a law-abiding citizen's Second Amendment Right, the right to protect themselves by allowing legally licensed and permitted employees, staff, and students of public universities the right to legally carry a concealed weapon within specified limitations.

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Title

The Campus Self Defense Act

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-08HouseTo House Judiciary
2020-01-08HouseIntroduced in House
2020-01-08HouseTo Judiciary then Finance
2020-01-08HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB2519 (Carry Over) 2019-03-01 - To Judiciary

Subjects


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18B13Amended CodeCitation Text
18B16Amended CodeCitation Text
18B1B4Amended CodeCitation Text
18B2A4Amended CodeCitation Text
18B2B6Amended CodeCitation Text
18B45bNew CodeSee Bill Text

West Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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