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HB 2519 - Authorizes Concealed Carry on College Campuses - West Virginia Key Vote

Sharon Malcolm voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-41) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Concealed Carry on College Campuses

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals with a concealed weapons permit to conceal carry on a college campus.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes individuals who hold a current and valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon carry a concealed pistol or revolver on the campus and in the buildings of a state institution of higher education (Article 4, Sec. 18B).

  • Specifies that this act does not apply to areas rented, leased, or under an exclusive agreement for the full-time occupancy and use of a private entity (Article 4, Sec. 18B).

  • Authorizes a state institution of higher education to regulate possession of concealed pistols or revolvers by individuals with a concealed carry permit at the following events and locations, including, but not limited to (Article 4, Sec. 18B):

    • An organized event at a stadium or arena with a capacity of more than 1,000;

    • A daycare facility located on the property of state institution;

    • The secure area of any building used by law enforcement at a state institution; or

    • The specific location of a formal, disciplinary, or grievance hearing for a student or employee of a state institution.

  • Requires institutions of higher education provide either a secure location for storage of a concealed weapon in one of the institutions on-campus residence hall, or an appropriate safe to be installed in a concealed carry permit holder’s room in any on-campus residence hall (Article 4, Sec. 18B).

  • Specifies that an institution of higher education may charge a reasonable fee for the use of secure storage or a safe (Article 4, Sec. 18B).

  • Prohibits a licensed individual who has a current and valid concealed carry permit from displaying their concealed deadly weapon in a way that is partially or wholly visible or intentionally and knowingly in plain view of another person (Article 4, Sec. 18B).

  • Defines a “license to carry a concealed deadly weapon” as a current and valid license that is lawfully issued by the state of West Virginia (Article 4, Sec. 18B).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Concealed Carry on College Campuses

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