Bill Summary for S 141 (2011-2012)

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Feb 24 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 141 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 24, 2011
TO PROVIDE THAT ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, OR INVESTIGATOR EMPLOYED BY THE OFFICE OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY WHO EITHER HAS A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT THAT IS VALID IN NORTH CAROLINA OR WHO HAS BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CERTIFICATION IN NORTH CAROLINA IS EXEMPT FROM THE GENERAL PROHIBITION AGAINST CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON AND FROM THE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST CARRYING A WEAPON ON CERTAIN PREMISES OR IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Intro. by Apodaca, Meredith.

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Enacts new subsection (4a) to GS 14-269 (carrying concealed weapons) to exempt from the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon any person who is a district attorney, assistant district attorney, or an investigator employed by a district attorney’s office and who either (1) has a concealed handgun permit under Article 54B of GS Chapter 14 or under GS 14-415.24 (out-of-state permits) or (2) has completed a basic law enforcement training certification course, as defined. Specifies that the exemption does not apply when the person consumes alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or when either remains in the person’s body.
Enacts new GS 14-415.27 in Article 54B of GS Chapter 14 to exempt a person who is a district attorney, an assistant district attorney, or an investigator employed by the district attorney’s office and who has a valid concealed handgun permit under state law or under GS 14-415.24 (out-of-state permits) from the restrictions and prohibitions in GS 14-415.11(c) (listing specific areas and facilities, including state and federal offices, in which a concealed handgun is prohibited). Allows the person to carry a concealed handgun in the areas listed in GS 14-415.11(c), unless otherwise prohibited by federal law. Makes a conforming change to GS 14-415.11(c) and GS 14-269(a1)(2) (excepting certain persons from the concealed pistol or gun prohibition).

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