2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 652 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND TO ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.
Intro. by Torbett, Lewis.

Status: Failed To Override Veto (Jul 8 2020)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Conference report to the 4th edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.

Bill History:

H 652

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 2 2020 - More information

    The Governor vetoed the act on 07/02/20. The Governor's objections and veto message are available here: https://webservices.ncleg.gov/ViewBillDocument/2019/8624/0/H652-BD-NBC-8611


  • Summary date: Jun 24 2020 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition. 

    Section 1

    Amends proposed GS 14-269.2(k1) to modify the conditions required for concealed handgun permittees or those exempt from obtaining a permit to carry a handgun on certain educational property. Now requires that the educational property be a nonpublic school (was, educational property other than an institution of higher education or a nonpublic, postsecondary educational institution). Eliminates the requirement that the educational property not be owned by a local board of education or county commission. Specifies that carrying and possession must be outside of the nonpublic school's operating hours, meaning any time when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on the premises and any time when the premises are not being used for school-sponsored activities (previously did not limit to nonpublic schools' operation). Clarifies that the provisions apply to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2020.

    Section 2

    Amends GS 14-415.16 by providing that if a permittee applies to renew a concealed carry permit no more than 60 days after the permit expires, the sheriff must, rather than is permitted to, waive the requirement of taking another firearms safety and training course. If the permittee applies to renew the permit more than 60 days after the permit expires, but no more than 180 days after it expires, then the sheriff must waive the requirements of taking another firearms and safety training course if the permittee takes the listed steps pertaining to a refresher course. Effective October 1, 2020, and applies to renewal applications submitted on or after that date.

    Section 3

    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, 2020.

    Section 4

    Amends GS 14-269 to expand the exceptions provided regarding carrying concealed weapons beyond a person's own premises to include emergency medical services personnel (EMS personnel) while on duty and deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical medical assistance to law enforcement in emergency situations. Requires completion of an approved tactical medical assistance course for supporting tactical law enforcement operations prior to qualification. Details course requirements for approval and certification. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2020.

    Adds organizational Parts. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2020 - More information

    Senate amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

    Revises proposed GS 14-269.2(k1), which allows a person who has a valid concealed handgun permit under Article 54B, or a person exempt from obtaining a permit to possess and carry a handgun, despite prohibitions, subject to five conditions. Amends the fourth condition to limit the  described privilege to possessing and carrying a handgun on educational property outside of any time when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on the premises and any time when the premises are being used for school-sponsored activities (rather than used for educational, instructional, or school-sponsored activities).


  • Summary date: Jun 18 2020 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

    Changes the act's titles.

    Amends GS 14-269.2 relating to weapons on campus or other educational property, by creating a new subsection (k1) to exempt certain persons from the statute's restrictions in the following circumstances. Allows a person who has a valid concealed handgun permit under Article 54B, or a person exempt from from obtaining a permit to possess and carry a handgun if: 1) the person is possessing/carrying on educational property other than an institution of higher education or a nonpublic, postsecondary educational institution; 2) the educational property is not owned by a local board of education or county commission and is the location of both a school and a building that is a place of religious worship as defined in G.S. 14-54; 3) the handgun is only possessed and carried on educational property outside of any time when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on the premises and any time when the premises are being used for educational, instructional, or school-sponsored activities; and 4) the person or persons in legal possession or control of the premises has not posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises in accordance with G.S. 14-415.11(c).

    Effective December 1, 2020.


  • Summary date: Apr 30 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 20-54(c), which provides that stops due to failure to pay an amount due to any entity for any reason are not effective until the DMV vehicle records state the amount that must be paid to clear the stop, by: (1) also requiring that a process be in place allowing the owner to clear the stop by paying the required amount before the stop is effective and (2) making these provisions applicable to vehicle title or registration stops imposed by laws enacted on or after January 1, 2019 (was, January 1, 2018).


  • Summary date: Apr 9 2019 - More information

    Identical to S 623, filed 4/3/19.

    Amends GS 20-54 to expand the grounds for which the Division of Motor Vehicles can refuse registration or issuance of a certificate of title, or any transfer of registration, to include unpaid county or municipal taxes and fees due on the vehicle, and registration of the owner's vehicle is blocked under GS 110-142.2 as a sanction for failure to comply with a child support enforcement order or other order. Adds a new requirement for the DMV's records to state the amount required to clear the title or registration stop on a vehicle, stopped for unpaid fees or penalties imposed by, or debt owed to, the Department of Transportation. Allows the owner to clear the stop by paying the required amount to the DMV or to a commission contractor. Authorizes the DMV to require payment in cash or debit card. Applicable to vehicle title and registration stops imposed by laws enacted on or after January 1, 2018, stops due to failure to pay an amount due to any entity for any reason is not effective until the DMV vehicle records state the amount that must be paid to clear the stop. Repeals GS 20-50.4, Division to refuse to register vehicles on which county and municipal taxes and fees are not paid and when there is a failure to meet court-ordered child support obligations (which does not require the amount due to clear a stop be reflected on vehicle records). Effective October 1, 2019.


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