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Carrying a concealed handgun; consumption of alcohol in a public park, penalty.
Prohibits a person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of any public park or other public space when alcoholic beverages have been approved for sale or consumption therein from consuming an alcoholic beverage while on the premises. A violation of this provision is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 18.2-308.012 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 18.2-308.012. Prohibited conduct.
A. Any person permitted to carry a concealed handgun who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while carrying such handgun in a public place is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Conviction of any of the following offenses shall be prima facie evidence, subject to rebuttal, that the person is "under the influence" for purposes of this section: manslaughter in violation of � 18.2-36.1, maiming in violation of � 18.2-51.4, driving while intoxicated in violation of � 18.2-266, public intoxication in violation of � 18.2-388, or driving while intoxicated in violation of � 46.2-341.24. Upon such conviction that court shall revoke the persons permit for a concealed handgun and promptly notify the issuing circuit court. A person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years.
B. No person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises
of any (i) restaurant or club as
defined in � 4.1-100 for which a license to sell and serve alcoholic beverages
for on-premises consumption has been granted by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage
Control Authority under Title 4.1 or (ii) public park or
other public space when alcoholic beverages have been approved for sale or
consumption therein by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
under Title 4.1, may consume an alcoholic
beverage while on the premises. A person who carries a concealed handgun onto
the premises of such
park, or public space and consumes alcoholic beverages is
guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. However, nothing in this subsection shall
apply to a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer.
|01/07/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102224D|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety|