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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Firearm Legislation So Far

Here are the bills and VSSA's position to date.  Expect bills to drop until January 20th.
Bill No.
House Bills Introduced
LIS Bill Summary as Introduced
(unless otherwise noted)
Title
VSSA Position
Emergency Services & Disaster Law; shall not be interpreted to prohibit carrying, etc., of firearms.  
Support
Firearms; disposition thereof acquired by localities.
Support
Concealed handgun permits; confidentiality of permittee information.
Support
Concealed handgun permit; failure to produce upon demand of a law-enforcement officer, penalty
Support
Higher educational institutions; possession of concealed handguns by faculty members.
Support
Concealed handguns; persons who may lawfully carry hidden from common observation, penalty.
Support
Hunting; knowingly trespassing while carrying a firearm, penalty
Neutral at this time
Criminal history record information checks upon handgun purchases; dissemination of information.
Support
Courthouses; exception from prohibition against carrying weapon for city and county treasurers.
Neutral
Criminal history record information; record check to be performed on prospective transferee. (Annual attack on gun shows)
Opposed
Firearms; workplace rules by localities.
Support
Firearms; locality may adopt an ordinance that prohibits in libraries.
Opposed



Bill No.
Senate Bills Introduced
LIS Bill Summary as Introduced
(unless otherwise noted)
Title
VSSA Position
Concealed handgun permit applications; removes option for locality to require fingerprints.of firearms by persons subject to orders.
Support

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