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.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.
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.
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.
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the facility, (3) has in the person's possession written proof of the designation, and (4) has not had the designation rescinded.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.
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.