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    HB 1114 Sport shooting ranges

    anyone know what this is all about?

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    HB 1114 Sport shooting ranges.
    Rick L. Morris

    Summary as introduced:
    Sport shooting ranges; adding in Chapter 9 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-917.1, local ordinances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk4 View Post
    anyone know what this is all about?

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    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...121+sum+HB1114

    HB 1114 Sport shooting ranges.
    Rick L. Morris

    Summary as introduced:
    Sport shooting ranges; adding in Chapter 9 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-917.1, local ordinances.


    this is probably the range protection bill that we heard about last night that will prevent localities from adding restrictions to a range after it is approved.

    relevant code:


    2006 Code of Virginia 15.2-917 - Applicability of local noise ordinances to certain sport shooting ranges
    Share | 15.2-917. Applicability of local noise ordinances to certain sport shootingranges.

    A. No local ordinance regulating any noise shall subject a sport shootingrange to noise control standards more stringent than those in effect at itseffective date. The operation or use of a sport shooting range shall not beenjoined on the basis of noise, nor shall any person be subject to action fornuisance or criminal prosecution in any matter relating to noise resultingfrom the operation of the range, if the range is in compliance with allordinances relating to noise in effect at the time construction or operationof the range was approved, or at the time any application was submitted forthe construction or operation of the range.

    B. Any sport shooting range operating or approved for construction within theCommonwealth, which has been condemned through an eminent domain proceedingby any condemning entity, and which relocates to another site within the samelocality within two years of the final condemnation order, shall not besubjected to any noise control standard more stringent than those in effectat the effective date of such sport shooting range.

    C. For purposes of this section, "sport shooting range" means an area orstructure designed for the use of rifles, shotguns, pistols, silhouettes,skeet, trap, black powder, or any other similar sport shooting.

    For purposes of this section, "effective date" means the time theconstruction or operation of the sports shooting range initially wasapproved, or at the time any application was submitted for the constructionor operation of the sports shooting range, whichever is earliest.

    (1990, cc. 541, 577, 15.1-29.20; 1997, c. 587; 2005, c. 544; 2006, c. 704.)

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    Full text is up, that looks right, it appears to be the same at quick glance. Seems designed to protect the owners of a range from being zoned out of existence by the local government.

    TFred


    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 9 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-917.1 as follows:

    15.2-917.1 Applicability of local ordinances to certain sport shooting ranges.

    A. No local ordinance shall subject a sport shooting range to any regulation or land use requirements, including but not limited to, operational requirements, business license requirements, zoning changes, special exception requirements, special use permit requirements, or conditional use permit requirements, more stringent than those in effect at its effective date. The operation or use of a sport shooting range shall not be enjoined on the basis of any such changed requirements, nor shall any person be subject to action for nuisance or criminal prosecution in any matter relating to the operation of the range, if the range is in compliance with all requirements in effect at its effective date.

    B. Any sport shooting range operating or approved for construction within the Commonwealth, which has been condemned through an eminent domain proceeding by any condemning entity, and which relocates to another site within the same locality within two years of the final condemnation order, shall not be subjected to any regulation or land use requirements more stringent than those in effect at the effective date of such sport shooting range.

    C. For purposes of this section, "sport shooting range" means an area or structure designed for the use of rifles, shotguns, pistols, silhouettes, skeet, trap, black powder, or any other similar sport shooting.

    For purposes of this section, "effective date" means the time the construction or operation of the sports shooting range initially was approved, or at the time any application was submitted for the construction or operation of the sports shooting range, whichever is earliest.

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