The Governor vetoed the act on 06/18/21. The Governor's objections and veto message are available here: https://webservices.ncleg.gov/ViewBillDocument/2021/52210/0/S43-BILL-NBC-9011.
Summary date: Jun 21 2021 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 3 2021 - View summary
House amendment #1 amends the 3rd edition of the bill by making a technical change to the effective dates. Sections 1 through 4 are effective December 1, 2021, and section 5 is effective July 1, 2021.
Summary date: Jun 2 2021 - View summary
House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows.
Expands the proposed definition for operating hours set forth in GS 14-269.2 to also include any time when the premises are being used for programs for minors by entities not affiliated with the religious institution.
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 and 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the facility, (3) has in the person's possession written proof of the designation, and (4) has not had the designation rescinded.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.
Changes the act's long title.
Bill S 43 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 23 2021 - View summary
Senate committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.
Adds to the proposed changes to GS 14-269.2, which details criteria for excepted persons to carry a handgun on educational property that is the location of both a school and a building that is a place of religious worship outside of school operating hours. Adds to the criteria for the exception to require that the person(s) in legal possession or control of the premises must not have posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises in accordance with GS 14-415.11(c).
Bill S 43 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 2 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 other than an institution of higher education or a nonpublic, postsecondary educational institution; (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; and (4) the handgun is only possessed and carried on educational property outside of the school operating hours. Specifies for these purposes, property owned by a local board of education or county commission must not be construed as a building that is a place of religious worship. Makes conforming changes to GS 14-415.11. Amends GS 14-269.2 by defining school operating hours. Effective December 1, 2021.