Bill Summary for H 937 (2013-2014)

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Apr 16 2013

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 937 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
AN ACT TO AMEND STATE FIREARMS LAWS.
Intro. by Schaffer, Burr, Faircloth, Cleveland.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 14-269 adding subsection (a2) excluding persons who have a concealed handgun permit from provisions in (a) and (a1) prohibiting concealed weapons, as long as the firearm is in a closed compartment or contained in the person's locked vehicle, which is parked in a state government parking lot.

Amends GS 14-269.2 adding subsection (i) excluding an employee of a public institution of higher education who resides on the campus of the institution at which the person is employed and has a concealed handgun permit and the gun is on the premises of the employee's residence or is in a locked container in the employee's locked car, which is parked in one of the institution's parking lots.

Amends GS 14-269.3(b) incorporating structural changes to the format of the statute and adding subsection (5) excluding a person carrying a handgun if the person has a valid permit from prohibition on carrying a handgun into assemblies and establishments where alcohol is sold and consumed.

Amends GS 14-316 incorporating structural changes to the format of the statute and adding subsection (a1) and (a2). Subsection (a1) provides that it is unlawful for any person to knowingly permit a child under 12 years of age to have access to or use a firearm of any kind, whether or not it is loaded, without the consent and supervision of the child's parent or guardian. Subsection (a2) designates a violation of (a1) as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Amends GS 15A-1340.16A(c) adding subsections (1), (2), and (3) all identifying classes of felonies and corresponding imprisonment sentence ranges for persons who (1) committed the felony by using, displaying, or threatening the use or display of a firearm or deadly weapon and (2) the person actually possessed the firearm or deadly weapon on his or her person.

Amends GS 14-415.23(c) adding subsections (1), (2), and (3) to expand on the areas falling within the scope of "recreational facilities."

Amends GS 14-415.23 adding subsection (d) identifying areas that are not included within the scope of "recreational facilities."

Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.

 

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