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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two Gun Billis Introduced for 2009 GA Session

The first firearms related bills are in the hopper at the General Assembly.

HB 1655 Firearms; award of court costs, etc. to entity that prevails in action challenging locality. Delegate Carrico has introduced this bill and it would require a court to award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to any entity that prevails in an action challenging an ordinance, resolution, motion, or administrative action as being in conflict with a locality's authority to control firearms.

HB 1656 Concealed handguns; allows faculty members at institutions of higher education to carry on campus. Delegate Bob Marshall is the patron and this bill allows full-time faculty members of state institutions of higher education who possess a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on campus.

HB 1656 would appear to be a middle ground in the issue of carrying on college campuses.

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