Bill Summary for H 47 (2021)

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May 10 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 47 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 2, 2021
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE OFFICIALS ELECTED IN THE STATE TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM WHILE PERFORMING THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES IF THE OFFICIAL HAS A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT.
Intro. by Kidwell, Hanig, C. Smith, Goodwin.

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House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. 

Adds to the exception from the prohibition set forth in GS 14-269 against carrying a concealed weapon when a person is not on their own premises to include any elected official or person appointed to fill an elective office when the person is acting in the discharge of their official duties and possess a concealed handgun permit or an out-of-state permit considered valid under GS 14-415.21. Specifies that the exemption does not apply while the person is consuming alcohol or an unlawful controlled substance or while either remains in the person's body. Further specifies that the exemption does not exempt the person from carrying weapons on campus or education property as prohibited in GS 14-269.2; makes a conforming clarification to GS 14-269.2(g).

Amends GS 14-415.11(c) to separate the area prohibitions of GS 14-269.2 from the other enumerated area prohibitions set forth for permit holders by GS 14-415.11(c).

Amends GS 14-415.27 to authorize an elected official or person appointed to fill an elective office to conceal carry in the area prohibitions set forth in GS 14-415.11(c), except for those described in GS 14-269.2, when acting in the discharge of their official duties and possessing a concealed handgun permit or an out-of-state permit considered valid under GS 14-415.21, subject to federal law.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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