Bill Summary for H 111 (2011-2012)
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TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN RESTAURANTS AND TO ALLOW A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITEE TO CARRY A HANDGUN IN A PARK.Intro. by Hilton.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 4th edition.
Changes the effective date of proposed GS 14-269.3(b)(5), which sets out the conditions under which a person with a valid concealed handgun permit may carry a gun, rifle, or pistol on the premises of an eating establishment or a restaurant, to January 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2011).
Amends GS 14-415.1 to add additional prohibitions regarding the possession of firearms by persons that have been convicted of a felony. Prohibits the possession of any ammunition or any electric weapon or electric device intended to be used as a weapon. Also makes it unlawful for a convicted felon to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or similar device intended to be used as a weapon. Current law provides that a violation of the prohibitions on possession of firearms by a convicted felon is a Class G felony. Imposes additional criminal penalties on convicted felons who unlawfully possess firearms when the violation includes discharge of the weapon or results in injury to a person. Provides a definition for serious injury as used in this section and defines serious bodily injury as it is defined in GS 14-32.4(a). Effective December 1, 2012, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Amends GS 14-415.23 to specifically describe the playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, and athletic facilities identified as recreational facilities. Provides that the term recreational facilities does not include (1) greenways, (2) designated walking or biking paths or areas typically used as such, (3) open areas or fields where athletic events may occur that are not classified as an athletic field, (4) and any other area that is not specifically described in GS 14.415.23(c).
Amends the title to reflect the changes to the bill content. Makes technical changes.