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Firearms, certain; prohibition on carrying in public places.

Adds the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville to the list of localities in which it is unlawful for a person to carry certain firearms in public places.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101882D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20101882D
    SENATE BILL NO. 614
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 18.2-287.4 of the Code of Virginia, relating to prohibition on carrying of certain firearms in public places; County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville; penalty.
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    Patron-- Deeds
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    Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 18.2-287.4 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.

    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Albemarle, Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit or to any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or lawful recreational shooting activities at an established shooting range or shooting contest. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

    The exemptions set forth in �� 18.2-308 and 18.2-308.016 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the provisions of this section.

    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 is $0 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    R. Creigh Deeds D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/22/2020 Senate Senate: Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (11-Y 0-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101882D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
    Summary
    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    Senate 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 11 0 0
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    Adds the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville to the list of localities in which it is unlawful for a person to carry certain firearms in public places.
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