fairfax1 wrote:One problem with this one is that despite the fact that many out of state permits have photos, this law would still require you to carry a photo ID issued by your own state of residence.SB 1254 - Senator Marsh - Misc CHP: eliminates taking an internet based training course for a CHP, expands a disqualification for public drunkenness to include such an offense in any other state, requires reciprocal permits be carried with a photo id (not needed for many such permits, which already have a photo on them), more...
A person carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth with a permit from a reciprocal state shall have such permit on his person at all times when he is carrying a concealed handgun. The person shall display the permit and a photo-identification issued by a government agency of his state of residence or by the United States Department of Defense or United States State Department (passport) upon demand by a law-enforcement officer.
I'm not sure who writes the summaries for these laws, but this one is incorrect. The summary states that the law applies to nonresidents who use out of state permits in Virginia, but the wording of the bill simply states "a person", no reference to resident or nonresident applicability.
This is a poorly written bill for several reasons, not the least of which being that it is trying to change several completely unrelated things about CHPs in general. This portion I've mentioned here is unnecessary since reciprocal permits function just as Virginia CHPs, which already have the explicit requirement to be carried on your person, along with a photo ID at any time you are carrying a concealed handgun.