ELECTED OFFICIALS CONCEALED CARRY. (NEW)

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House Bill 47 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 2, 2021
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE OFFICIALS ELECTED IN THE STATE TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM WHILE PERFORMING THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES IF THE OFFICIAL HAS A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT.
Intro. by Kidwell, Hanig, C. Smith, Goodwin.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 12 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND OTHER DESIGNATED PLACES IF THE MEMBER HAS A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT AND MEETS OTHER CONDITIONS AND TO PROHIBIT THE ADOPTION OF RULES PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED FIREARM IN OR ON THE STATE LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS BY CERTAIN PERSONS EXCEPTED FROM THE PROHIBITION SET FORTH IN G.S. 14-269.

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Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 10 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. 

    Adds to the exception from the prohibition set forth in GS 14-269 against carrying a concealed weapon when a person is not on their own premises to include any elected official or person appointed to fill an elective office when the person is acting in the discharge of their official duties and possess a concealed handgun permit or an out-of-state permit considered valid under GS 14-415.21. Specifies that the exemption does not apply while the person is consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while either remains in the person's body. Further specifies that the exemption does not exempt the person from carrying weapons on campus or education property as prohibited in GS 14-269.2; makes a conforming clarification to GS 14-269.2(g).

    Amends GS 14-415.11(c) to separate the area prohibitions of GS 14-269.2 from the other enumerated area prohibitions set forth for permit holders by GS 14-415.11(c).

    Amends GS 14-415.27 to authorize an elected official or person appointed to fill an elective office to conceal carry in the area prohibitions set forth in GS 14-415.11(c), except for those described in GS 14-269.2, when acting in the discharge of their official duties and possessing a concealed handgun permit or an out-of-state permit considered valid under GS 14-415.21, subject to federal law.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Feb 2 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 120-32.1 to explicitly authorize NCGA members to carry a concealed firearm while in or on the State legislative buildings and grounds, defined to include any place at which the NCGA or committee is conducting official business, so long as the member is (1) permitted, (2) acting in the discharge of member duties, and (3) not consuming or have in the member's body alcohol or controlled substances. Adds a new provision to bar the Legislative Services Commission from adopting any rules that prohibit carrying a concealed firearm by persons excepted from the prohibition set out in GS 14-269, including US Armed Forces officers and enlisted personnel, US civil and law enforcement officers, National Guard officers and soldiers, State and local officers, qualified retired law enforcement officers, and off-duty sworn law enforcement officers (GS 14-269 lists more specific qualifications for each excepted person that still apply). Applies to offenses committed on or after the date the act becomes law. 


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