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25 total bills, 3 anti-gun bills,
11 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed West Virginia Gun Laws

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note: Reintroduction of legislation applies only to House bills and may occur from odd-numbered to even-numbered years. Legislation does not carryover automatically; the sponsor or cosponsors of a bill or resolution must submit a request for the legislation to carryover. The request must be made to the Clerk of the House no later than ten days before the commencement of the Second Regular Session.

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2100

Title: Recognizing those in active military service as residents for the purpose of obtaining concealed carry permits while stationed at a West Virginia military installation

Description: Recognizing those in active military service as residents for the purpose of obtaining concealed carry permits while stationed at a West Virginia military installation

Last Action: To House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2138

Title: Right to keep and bear arms

Description: Right to keep and bear arms

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

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HB2209

Title: Limiting the authority of municipalities to regulate the purchasing, possessing, transferring, owning, carrying, transporting, selling and storing of knives

Description: Limiting the authority of municipalities to regulate the purchasing, possessing, transferring, owning, carrying, transporting, selling and storing of knives

Last Action: To House Political Subdivisions

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2212

Title: West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act

Description: West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2311

Title: Making all future federal and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules concerning firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments invalid and unenforceable

Description: Making all future federal and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules concerning firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments invalid and unenforceable

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2613

Title: Allowing state, county or municipal employees with a license to carry a concealed weapon to possess a firearm at any time in this state

Description: The purpose of this bill is to allow state, county or municipal employees with a license to carry a concealed weapon to possess a firearm at any time in this state.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2712

Title: Permitting persons who have been issued state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons to carry those weapons on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex

Description: The purpose of this bill is to permit persons who have been issued state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons to carry those weapons on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex, except for the third and fourth floors of the east wing of Building One.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2714

Title: Permitting a firearm or other deadly weapon on or in a private primary or secondary education building, structure or facility

Description: The purpose of this bill is to permit persons who have been issued state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons pursuant to Code, 61-7-4 to possesses a firearm or other deadly weapon on or in a private primary or secondary education building, structure or facility.

Last Action: To House Education

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

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HB2916

Title: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

Description: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 26, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2922

Title: Reducing the cost of the fee for a state license to carry a concealed weapon

Description: The purpose of this bill is to reduce the cost of the fee for a state license to carry a concealed weapon.

Last Action: To House Finance

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

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HB4020

Title: Making technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49

Description: The purpose of this bill is to make technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49 of the code. Chapter 49 was reorganized and renumbered in 2015 and certain references to that chapter in other portions of the code are required to be changed to reflect the new code sections. The bill also defines a term.

Last Action: Approved by Governor 2/20/18 - House Journal

Last Action Date: February 21, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4139

Title: Specifying the conditions where and by whom it is unlawful to possess a firearm at school-sponsored functions

Description: The purpose of this bill is to specify the conditions where it is unlawful to possess a firearm at school-sponsored functions. The bill identifies the area of those functions. The bill revises the conditions when a retired law-enforcement officer may possess a firearm. The bill prohibits education officials from authorizing certain individuals. The bill provides where in a locked vehicle a firearm may be placed.

Last Action: To House Education

Last Action Date: January 16, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4187

Title: Business Liability Protection Act

Description: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person when that person possesses a firearm legally, including a condition of employment. The bill provides a duty of care of public and private employers and provides for immunity from liability. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to enforce this statute, including the right to sue or seek injunctive relief; and seek civil fines.

Last Action: On 1st reading, Special Calendar

Last Action Date: February 23, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB4298

Title: The Campus Self Defense Act

Description: The purpose of this bill is to create “The Campus Self Defense Act” which denies institutions of higher education the authority to restrict or regulate the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by a person who holds a current license to carry a concealed deadly weapon. It also provides exceptions as to when regulation may occur.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 12, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB4326

Title: Exempting veterans from obtaining a certificate of training in handling a firearm

Description: The purpose of this bill is to exempt veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States of America from obtaining a certificate of training in handling a firearm if that veteran presents to the local office of the Division of Wildlife Resources a copy of the veteran’s DD-214 form indicating that veteran’s qualification with a firearm.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 2018

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HB4582

Title: Relating to posession of a deadly weapon on a school bus or education grounds

Description: The purpose of this bill is to clarify that students are not prohibited to possess a firearm or other deadly weapon on a school bus as defined in section one, article one, chapter seventeen-a of this code or in or on a public primary or secondary education building, structure, facility or grounds including a vocational education building, structure, facility or grounds where secondary vocational education programs are conducted or at a school-sponsored function, or in or on a private primary or secondary education building, structure or facility.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 13, 2018

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HB4600

Title: Authorizing employed investigators of the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathy and the Board of Pharmacy to carry concealed handguns

Description: The purpose of this bill is to authorize an employed investigator between the ages of 18 and 21 of the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathy and the Board of Pharmacy to carry a concealed handgun.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 20, 2018

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SB53

Title: Correcting code reference in regard to certain persons exempted from prohibitions against carrying concealed deadly weapons

Description: Correcting code reference in regard to certain handgun safety and training requirements

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB244

Title: Specifying conditions for unlawful possession of firearm at school-sponsored activities

Description: Specifying conditions for unlawful possession of firearm at school-sponsored activities

Last Action: To House Education

Last Action Date: February 7, 2018

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SB249

Title: Relating to felony possession of stolen firearm with altered serial number

Description: Relating to felony possession of stolen firearm with altered serial number

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 11, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB258

Title: Exempting honorably discharged veterans from fees for license to carry deadly weapons

Description: Exempting honorably discharged veterans from fees for license to carry deadly weapons

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 2018

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SB356

Title: Making technical corrections to code when referencing chapter 49 of code

Description: Making technical corrections to code when referencing chapter 49 of code

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 24, 2018

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SB482

Title: Allowing magistrates carry firearms in county courthouse or on premises of court of law

Description: Allowing magistrates carry firearms in county courthouse or on premises of court of law

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 5, 2018

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SB484

Title: Creating Business Liability Protection Act

Description: Creating Business Liability Protection Act

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 5, 2018

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SB512

Title: Authorizing certain WV courthouse security officers carry concealed weapons

Description: Authorizing certain WV courthouse security officers carry concealed weapons

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 21, 2018

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