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HB 937 - Amends Firearm Laws - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes

Bryan Holloway voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Firearm Laws

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (32-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends firearm laws.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with valid concealed handgun permit to keep a concealed handgun in a closed compartment or container within the individual’s locked vehicle, if the vehicle is in a parking area that is owned or leased by the state (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed handgun permit to keep a handgun in a closed compartment within the individual's locked vehicle located in a parking area of certain educational institutions at which the individual is employed (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual from carrying a handgun on any premises where the individual in legal possession or control of the premises has posted a notice prohibiting the carrying a concealed handgun (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes individuals with a valid concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun at a parade or funeral procession (Sec. 15).
  • Specifies the information collected by the sheriff to process an application for a permit is confidential and not public record (Sec. 12).
  • Requires county sheriffs to maintain a list of all concealed handgun permit rejections including the specific reasons for the rejections (Sec. 17). 
  • Requires a clerk of a superior court to submit a record of relevant finding of a permit rejection to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within 48 hours of receiving a copy of the judicial determination (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the sheriff of the county where the permit was issued or the sheriff of the county where the individual resides to revoke a permit of any individual who is found guilty of a crime which would have disqualified the individual from initially receiving a permit (Sec. 20).
  • Increases the prison term limits of an individual convicted of a crime involving the use of a firearm to the following amounts (Sec. 5):
    • A 72 month increase if the felony is a Class A, B1, B2, C, D, or E felony;
    • A 36 month increase if the felony is a Class F or G felony; or
    • A 12 month increase if the felony is a Class H or I felony.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (73-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends firearm laws.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with valid concealed handgun permit to keep a concealed handgun in a closed compartment or container within the individual’s locked vehicle, if the vehicle is in a parking area that is owned or leased by the state (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed handgun permit to keep a handgun in a closed compartment within the individual's locked vehicle located in a parking area of certain educational institutions at which the individual is employed (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual from carrying a handgun on any premises where the individual in legal possession or control of the premises has posted a notice prohibiting the carrying a concealed handgun (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes individuals with a valid concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun at a parade or funeral procession (Sec. 15).
  • Specifies the information collected by the sheriff to process an application for a permit is confidential and not public record (Sec. 12).
  • Requires county sheriffs to maintain a list of all concealed handgun permit rejections including the specific reasons for the rejections (Sec. 17). 
  • Requires a clerk of a superior court to submit a record of relevant finding of a permit rejection to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within 48 hours of receiving a copy of the judicial determination (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the sheriff of the county where the permit was issued or the sheriff of the county where the individual resides to revoke a permit of any individual who is found guilty of a crime which would have disqualified the individual from initially receiving a permit (Sec. 20).
  • Increases the prison term limits of an individual convicted of a crime involving the use of a firearm to the following amounts (Sec. 5):
    • A 72 month increase if the felony is a Class A, B1, B2, C, D, or E felony;
    • A 36 month increase if the felony is a Class F or G felony; or
    • A 12 month increase if the felony is a Class H or I felony.
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (96-18) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (45-14) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-42) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends firearm laws.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with valid concealed handgun permit to keep a concealed handgun in a closed compartment or container within the individual’s locked vehicle, if the vehicle is in a parking area that is owned or leased by the state (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an employee who lives on the campus of a public or private higher education institution to possess a concealed handgun while on campus if the following conditions are met (Sec. 2):
    • The employee’s residence is a single-family, detached residence;
    • The institution of higher education or nonpublic post-secondary education has not specifically prohibited the possession of a handgun;
    • The weapon is a handgun; and
    • The handgun is kept in a closed compartment of the employee’s locked vehicle.
  • Authorizes an individual with a valid concealed handgun permit to carry the handgun into an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, unless the owner of the establishment has posted signage prohibiting handguns on the premises (Sec. 3). 
  • Authorizes an individual who owns a property or business to post a “plainly” visible notice prohibiting concealed firearms within the premises (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the authorities to charge an individual with a Class 2 misdemeanor if an adult is found to have knowingly allowed a child who is 12 years old or younger to have access to, or be in possession of, any dangerous firearm unless the individual has permission of the child’s parent or guardian, and the child is under adult supervision (Sec. 4).
  • Increases the prison term limits of an individual convicted of a crime involving the use of a firearm to the following amounts (Sec. 5):
    • A 72 month increase if the felony is a Class A, B1, B2, C, D, or E felony;
    • A 36 month increase if the felony is a Class F or G felony; or
    • A 12 month increase if the felony is a Class H or I felony.
  • Requires the clerk of superior court in the state county to make a record of an individual to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System if the clerk receives certain judicial determinations including, but not limited to, the following judicial determinations (Sec. 7):
    • The individual is involuntarily committed to an inpatient or outpatient mental health treatment center;
    • The individual is not guilty by reason of insanity;
    • The individual is mentally incompetent to proceed to criminal trial; or
    • The individual cannot manage their own affairs due to mental illness or disease.
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