Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/06/2020        

Weapons; carrying into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth, penalty.

Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to transport 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 into a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof, where employees of the Commonwealth or agency thereof are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties. A third or subsequent violation is punishable as a misdemeanor, and such offender may be confined in jail not more than 30 days and fined not more than $500, either or both. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, conservators of the peace, magistrates, court officers, judges, city or county treasurers, commissioners or deputy commissioners of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, authorized security personnel, and active military personnel while in the conduct of such individuals' official duties. The bill requires that notice of the provisions prohibiting the carrying of such weapons be posted at each public entrance to all buildings owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof.

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01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104853D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104853D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 599
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 6, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-283.2, relating to carrying weapon into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty.
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    Patron-- Murphy
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    Referred to Committee on Public Safety
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 18.2-283.2 as follows:

    18.2-283.2. Carrying weapon into building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty.

    A. It is unlawful for any person to possess in or transport into any building (i) owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof and (ii) where employees of the Commonwealth or agency thereof are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties, any (a) firearm or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (b) frame, receiver, muffler, silencer, missile, projectile, or ammunition designed for use with a dangerous weapon; or (c) 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. A violation of this section is punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor. Any person, upon a third or subsequent violation of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be confined in jail not more than 30 days and fined not more than $500, either or both. Any weapon or item possessed or transported in violation of this section shall be subject to seizure by a law-enforcement officer and forfeited to the Commonwealth and disposed of as provided in � 19.2-386.28.

    B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any law-enforcement officer as defined in � 9.1-101, conservator of the peace, magistrate, court officer, judge, city or county treasurer, commissioner or deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission, authorized security personnel, or active military personnel while in the conduct of such persons official duties.

    C. Notice of the provisions of this section shall be posted conspicuously at each public entrance to each building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof and no person shall be convicted of an offense under subsection A if such notice is not so posted at such building, unless such person had actual notice of subsection A.

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    Kathleen J. Murphy D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104853D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety
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    Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to transport 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 into a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof, where employees of the Commonwealth or agency thereof are regularly present for the purpose of performing th
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    Virginia
    599 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 6, 2020 A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18

    Weapons



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