SB 744 Concealed weapons permits.
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Summary:
Concealed handgun permits. Modifies the criteria for issuance of a permit which is made applicable to only handguns. Under current law, an applicant must demonstrate a need for the permit. The bill requires issuance of a permit to any person 21 years of age or older unless a disqualifying event has occurred (e.g., the person was convicted of a felony; was convicted of two or more misdemeanors, excluding traffic infractions and reckless driving, within the three-year period immediately preceding the application; is an illegal alien; was adjudicated incompetent; was involuntarily committed; is subject to a protective order; or is alleged by the sheriff, chief of police or attorney for the Commonwealth to intend to unlawfully use the weapon to endanger others; etc.).

The bill also specifies certain identifying information, including a color photo of the permittee, which must be included in the permit. An applicant denied a permit who successfully appeals the denial is entitled to reimbursement for taxable costs from the Commonwealth. The bill allows the clerk to charge a fee of $10 for costs incurred in connection with a permit application. Local law-enforcement agencies may charge up to $35 for conducting an investigation pursuant to the section, and the State Police may charge up to five dollars for processing the application. Permits must be issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed application unless the applicant is disqualified, except that permits issued prior to July 1, 1996, must be issued within 90 days. Permittees are specifically prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun into any place of business or event which has a license to sell or serve alcoholic beverages on premises.

The prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon is made inapplicable to Capitol Police officers and to any retired State Police officer with at least 15 years of service, unless terminated for cause, if the officer carries with him written proof of consultation with and approval of the need to carry a concealed weapon issued by the Superintendent of State Police.

Full text:
01/13/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6403665  pdf
02/03/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD6356665-S1  pdf
02/07/95  Senate: Substitute bill reprinted LD6356665-S1  pdf
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD6356665-ES1  pdf
02/20/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD4242665-H1  pdf
02/22/95  House: Floor substitute printed LD4248428-H2 (Reynolds)  pdf
02/28/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB744ER)  pdf
04/10/95  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB744ER)  pdf
05/09/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments rejected
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/13/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6403665
01/13/95  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/95  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Concealed Weapons Permits
02/01/95  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub. (9-Y 6-N)
02/01/95  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/02/95  Senate: Reported from Finance (8-Y 7-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD6356665-S1
02/03/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/95  Senate: Substitute bill reprinted LD6356665-S1
02/07/95  Senate: Read second time
02/07/95  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/07/95  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to LD6356665-S1
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #1 agreed to (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #2 agreed to (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendments #3 & 4 rejected (15-Y 25-N) (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 3,4 (15-Y 25-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #5 withdrawn (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #6 rejected (17-Y 23-N) (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 6 (17-Y 23-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #7 rejected (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #8 rejected (16-Y 24-N) (Marye)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 8 (16-Y 24-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #1 withdrawn (Woods)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #2 rejected (15-Y 22-N) (Woods)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 2 (15-Y 22-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #3 rejected (Woods)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #4 agreed to (Woods)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendment #5 agreed to (Woods)
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendments #6 thru 12 rejected (Woods)
02/07/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. w/amds LD6356665-ES1
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD6356665-ES1
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (23-Y 17-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Motion for pending question agreed to (35-Y 5-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PENDING QUESTION (35-Y 5-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (24-Y 16-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/95  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
02/20/95  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (16-Y 6-N)
02/20/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD4242665-H1
02/21/95  House: Read second time
02/22/95  House: Read third time
02/22/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
02/22/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD4242665-H1 (53-Y 45-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (53-Y 45-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor substitute Void LD4248428-H2 (Reynolds)
02/22/95  House: Floor substitute printed LD4248428-H2 (Reynolds)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment rejected (Newman)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #1 rejected (Melvin) (44-Y 55-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (44-Y 55-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #2 rejected (Melvin) (32-Y 67-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (32-Y 67-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #1 rejected (Cunningham) (30-Y 67-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (30-Y 67-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment agreed to (Cohen) (50-Y 48-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (50-Y 48-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #1 agreed to (Reynolds) (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #2 agreed to (Reynolds) (98-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #1 rejected (Marshall) (26-Y 72-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (26-Y 72-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #2 rejected (Marshall) (41-Y 56-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (41-Y 56-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #3 rejected (Marshall) (18-Y 72-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (18-Y 72-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #4 rejected (Marshall) (19-Y 74-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (19-Y 74-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment rejected (Brickley) (42-Y 48-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (42-Y 48-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #1 rejected (Almand) (30-Y 68-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (30-Y 68-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #2 rejected (Almand) (29-Y 68-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (29-Y 68-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #2 rejected (Cunningham) (40-Y 57-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (40-Y 57-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment withdrawn (May)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment agreed to (McDonnell) (98-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment agreed to (Miller) (92-Y 5-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 5-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment rejected (Jones, J.C.) (34-Y 63-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (34-Y 63-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment agreed to (Wilkins) (55-Y 40-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (55-Y 40-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #3 agreed to (Melvin) (72-Y 23-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (72-Y 23-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment reconsidered (Brickley)
02/22/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment rejected (Brickley) (30-Y 67-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED #2 (30-Y 67-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #3 withdrawn (Reynolds)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment #4 withdrawn (Reynolds)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment agreed to (Cranwell) (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  House: Floor amendment withdrawn (Mims)
02/22/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. w/amds. LD4242665-H1
02/22/95  House: Passed House with sub. with amendments (69-Y 29-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 29-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/23/95  Senate: Reading of substitute w/amds. waived
02/23/95  Senate: House sub. w/amds. agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (36-Y 2-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Rec. of House sub. w/amds. agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: House sub. w/amds. agreed to by Senate (25-Y 13-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (25-Y 13-N)
02/28/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB744ER)
03/06/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/06/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #1 (32-Y 7-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 1 (32-Y 7-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #2 (26-Y 13-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 2 (26-Y 13-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #3 (23-Y 15-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 3 (23-Y 15-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #4 (23-Y 15-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 4 (23-Y 15-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #5 (20-Y 19-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 5 (20-Y 19-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #6 (26-Y 12-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 6 (26-Y 12-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #7 (26-Y 13-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 7 (26-Y 13-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #8 (23-Y 17-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 8 (23-Y 17-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #9 (22-Y 18-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 9 (22-Y 18-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #10 (21-Y 19-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 10 (21-Y 19-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation #11 (28-Y 12-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: GOV. RECOMM. NUMBER 11 (28-Y 12-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #1 (82-Y 17-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 1 ADOPTION (82-Y 17-N)
04/06/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #2 (65-Y 34-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 2 ADOPTION (65-Y 34-N)
04/06/95  House: House rejected Gov's recommendation #3 (7-Y 93-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 3 REJECTED (7-Y 93-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #4 (62-Y 38-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 4 ADOPTION (62-Y 38-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #5, 7 (92-Y 8-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDTS 5,7 ADOPTION (92-Y 8-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #6 (76-Y 24-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 6 ADOPTION (76-Y 24-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #8 (69-Y 28-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 8 ADOPTION (69-Y 28-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #9 (59-Y 40-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 9 ADOPTION (59-Y 40-N)
04/06/95  House: Rec. of Gov's recommendation #8 agreed to
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #8 (67-Y 32-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 8 ADOPTION #2 (67-Y 32-N)
04/06/95  House: House rejected Gov's recommendation #10 (42-Y 53-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 10 REJECTED (42-Y 53-N)
04/06/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation #11 (83-Y 17-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: AMDT 11 ADOPTION (83-Y 17-N)
04/06/95  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/06/95  Senate: Communicated to Governor
04/10/95  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB744ER)
04/13/95  Senate: Reenrolled
04/13/95  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/14/95  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
05/05/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/95)
05/09/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)