House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies new subsection (k1) in GS 14-269.2, which creates a new exception for concealed carry permit holders and others exempt from obtaining a permit from the prohibition against carrying weapons on campus and other education property. Changes the conditions for the exception to include that the person possesses and carries a handgun on educational property other than an institution of higher learning or a nonpublic, postsecondary education institution, rather than restricting the exception to carrying on education property of a nonpublic school. Adds a new provision to specify that property owned by a local board of education or county commission is not a building that is a place of worship, as the term is used to condition the exception to carrying on education property that is the location of both a school and a building that is a place of worship. Eliminates the specifications for a nonpublic school's operating hours, previously included in the conditions of the new exception which require carrying outside of operating hours. Instead, enacts a new subsection (1c) to define school operating hours to by ant time when (1) the premises are being used for curricular or extracurricular activities; (2) the premises are being used for educational, instructional, or school-sponsored activities; or (3) the premises is being used for programs for minors by entities not affiliated with the religious institution. Makes technical changes.
Makes conforming changes to GS 14-415.11(c) to provide for the exception to GS 14-269.2(k1). Adds to GS 14-415.11(c) to prohibit conceal carry permit holders from carrying in areas prohibited by GS 14-269.3 (Carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed) and GS 14-277.2 (Weapons at parades, etc., prohibited).
Modifies the proposed exemption for medical services personnel under GS 14-269 from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Now more generally exempts emergency medical services personnel while on duty who are deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical medical assistance to law enforcement in a SWAT operation (previously specified in an emergency situation).
Bill H 134 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 10 2021 - View summary
Bill H 134 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 23 2021 - View summary
Amends GS 14-269.2, which prohibits weapons on campus or other educational property, with listed exceptions. Adds a new subsection providing that the statute does not apply to a person with valid concealed handgun permit, or a person who is exempt from obtaining a permit, if: (1) the person possesses and carries a handgun on educational property that is a 14 nonpublic school; (2) the educational property is the location of both a school and a building that is a place of religious worship; (3) the weapon is a handgun; (4) the handgun is only possessed and carried on educational property outside of the school operating hours; and (5) the person(s) in legal possession or control of the premises must not have posted a conspicuous notice prohibited the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises in accordance with GS 14-415.11(c). Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.
Amends GS 14-415.16 to require rather than allow sheriffs to waive the requirement of taking another firearms safety and training course if a concealed carry permittee applies for permit renewal no more than 60 days after permit expiration. Adds new provisions to require sheriffs to waive the same requirement if the permittee applies for permit renewal after 60 days but within 180 days of permit expiration, if the permittee completes and submits documentation of completion of a refresher course on the state laws governing firearm use and safety certified or sponsored by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (Commission), the National Rifle Association (NRA), or a law enforcement agency, college, institution or organization, or firearms training school, taught by instructors certified by the Commission or the NRA.
Applies to renewal applications submitted on or after October 1, 2021.
Amends GS 14-415.27 to allow a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in a law enforcement facility if the person is employed by a law enforcement agency who (1) is not a law enforcement officer sworn and certified pursuant to Article 1 of GS Chapter 17C or GS Chapter 17E, (2) has been designated in writing by the head of the law enforcement agency in charge of the facility, (3) has in the person's possession written proof of the designation, and (4) has not had the designation rescinded. Applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2021.
Amends GS 14-269 to add to the persons exempted from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Exempts emergency medical services personnel while on duty who are deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical medical assistance to law enforcement operations in an emergency situation. Qualifies the exemption of medical services personnel upon the completion of an approved tactical medical assistance course for supporting law enforcement operations. Details course requirements and also requires the course to be certified or sponsored by at least one of the following: the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (Commission); the National Rifle Association (NRA); or a law enforcement agency, college, institution or organization, or firearms training school taught by instructors certified by the Commission or the NRA. Requires every instructor of an approved course to file course information, including proof of certification, annually with the Commission, or following any course modification.
Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.