Bill Summary for H 650 (2011-2012)

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Jun 7 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 650 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Intro. by Hilton, LaRoque, Cleveland, Hastings.

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House amendments make the following changes to 2nd edition. Amendment #1 amends proposed GS 14-269(b)(4a) to clarify that a qualified retired law enforcement officer, as defined, who holds a concealed handgun permit and has specified certification, is exempt from the prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Amends GS 14-288.8(b)(5), concerning the allowance of persons to own or possess weapons of mass destruction in compliance with federal law, to include language stating that such provision does not limit the discretion of the sheriff in executing the paperwork required by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for such person to obtain the weapon. Makes similar change to GS 14-409(b). Deletes amendment to GS 14-415.11(a) which provided that a person who holds
a valid concealed handgun permit has a duty to disclose to a law enforcement officer that person holds such permit only when the person is approached or addressed by an officer while the officer is in the performance of official duties. Amends GS 14-415.21 to restore the penalty provision (Class 2 misdemeanor), which was previously deleted. Makes other clarifying changes.
Amendment #2 clarifies that it is a rebuttable presumption that a lawful occupant of a home, motor vehicle, or workplace (previously limited to motor vehicle or workplace) is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force in certain circumstances.
Amendment #3 deletes new GS 14-409.41 which concerned a business prohibiting a person with a valid concealed handgun permit, from transporting or storing any firearm, if the firearm is in a closed compartment or container within the person's locked vehicle or in a locked container securely affixed to the person's vehicle. Deletes proposed GS 95-156, which concerned liability protection for businesses. Makes other conforming changes.