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Friday, February 20, 2009

Bills Reported from Militia and Police This Morning

The following action was taken in the House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee this morning.

SB 877 - Allows retired law-enforcement officers who are qualified under federal law to carry concealed firearms to carry a concealed handgun into a restaurant that serves alcohol. Reported 20Y-2N

SB 1035 - Repeal of the Restaurant Ban for concealed carry. Reported with amendment (removed the requirement to notify a member of the restaurant staff that you are carrying concealed) 17-Y 5-N

SB 1166 - Firearms purchase tax increase bill - Tabled in subcommittee 2/19 on a voice vote - no action in full committee this morning.

SB 1383 - Repeals the provision that makes it a Class 6 felony to possess a firearm muffler or silencer that is not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Federal penalties would still apply. Reported 22Y-0N

SB 1528 - Bill making it clear that the training required for the concealed handgun permit may be done electronically. Reported 22Y-0N

SB 1254 - Senator Marsh's bill making changes to the procedures governing the application for a concealed handgun permit and the carrying of a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth. Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee 22Y-0N and referred to House Committee on Courts of Justice

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