HB 2081

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 12, 2021
  • Passed House Jan 25, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 18, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 31, 2021

Polling places; prohibited activities, unlawful possession of a firearm, penalty.

Abstract

Polling places; prohibited activities; unlawfulpossession of a firearm; penalty. Prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a firearm within 40 feet of any building, orpart thereof, used as a polling place, including one hour before andone hour after its use as a polling place, except for (i) a qualifiedlaw-enforcement officer or retired law-enforcement officer, (ii)any person occupying his own private property that falls within40 feet of the polling place, or (iii) a licensed armed securityofficer whose employment or performance of his duties occurs within40 feet of the polling place. The bill further provides that no personshall knowingly possess a firearm within 40 feet of a meeting placefor the local electoral board while the electoral board meets to ascertainthe results of an election or any place used as the setting for arecount. A violation of the provisions of the bill is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Bill Sponsors (6)

Votes


Actions


Mar 31, 2021

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 459 (effective 7/1/21)

Feb 25, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021

Feb 24, 2021

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 23, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2081ER)

Feb 22, 2021

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)

Senate

Read third time

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Passed by for the day

Senate

Read third time

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 15, 2021

Senate

Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 6-N)

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)

Jan 26, 2021

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Jan 25, 2021

House

Read third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N)

Jan 22, 2021

House

Read second time and engrossed

Jan 21, 2021

House

Read first time

Jan 20, 2021

House

Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N)

Jan 15, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2081)

Jan 12, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102618D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102618D HTML
HB2081ER HTML
CHAP0459 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2081F122.PDF PDF

Sources

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