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HB 505 - Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Janet Howell voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Janet Howell made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (69-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the concealed carry of firearms within restaurants and clubs possessing licenses to sell and serve alcoholic beverages, so long as the person in possession of the concealed firearm does not consume alcohol.

Highlights:
-Authorizes individuals to carry concealed firearms in restaurants or clubs that serve alcohol, provided they do not consume alcohol while on the premises of the restaurant or club (Sec. 1). -Classifies the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of a restaurant or club, while in possession of a concealed firearm, as a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the restrictions on the consumption of alcohol while in possession of a concealed firearm do not apply to federal, state, or local peace officers (Sec. 1). -Del. Rosalyn Dance is not listed on the vote breakdown because her vote does not accurately reflect her intention; she initially voted "Yea" but intended to vote "Nay." -Del. M. Kirkland Cox, recorded as not voting, intended to vote "Yea." -Del. S. Chris Jones, recorded as not voting, intended to vote "Yea."
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (25-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the concealed carry of firearms within restaurants and clubs possessing licenses to sell and serve alcoholic beverages, so long as the person in possession of the concealed firearm does not consume alcohol.

Highlights:
-Authorizes individuals to carry concealed firearms in restaurants or clubs that serve alcohol, provided they do not consume alcohol while on the premises of the restaurant or club (Sec. 1). -Classifies the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of a restaurant or club, while in possession of a concealed firearm, as a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the restrictions on the consumption of alcohol while in possession of a concealed firearm do not apply to federal, state, or local peace officers (Sec. 1). -Sen. Harry Blevins is not listed on the vote breakdown because his vote does not accurately reflect his intention; he initially voted "Yea" but intended to vote "Nay."
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-18) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-27) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol

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