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Reorganizing and Recodifying Concealed Weapons Law HB 923
The Crime Commission was requested to review new legislation that would reorganize the concealed weapons statute. Staff will review current statutes for changes and, if found, compile a list of additional statutes that will need to be amended if the concealed statute is reorganized.
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Reorganizing and recodifying the law related to carrying concealed weapons and concealed handgun permits. Reorganizes the existing § 18.2-308 into a new Article 6.1 in Chapter 7 of Title 18.2. The new article creates separate, discrete sections to address the general criminal prohibition against carrying concealed weapons; the requirements for applying for a concealed handgun permit; the process the circuit court follows in reviewing, issuing, and denying permits; the appeals process; procedures for nonresidents to obtain permits; the renewal process; disqualifications; and other procedural issues currently addressed in § 18.2-308. The bill also contains numerous technical amendments. This bill does not make any substantive changes to existing law. [empasis added]
- 01/11/12 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100018D
- 01/11/12 House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
- 01/19/12 House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
- 02/01/12 House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 by voice vote
- 02/10/12 House: Continued to 2013 in Courts of Justice by voice vote