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24 total bills, 0 anti-gun bills,
13 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.

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HB2031

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 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 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2092

Title: Providing that any person lawfully entitled to possess a firearm may store a firearm in a motor vehicle on West Virginia State Capitol Complex

Description: The purpose of this bill is to provide that any person lawfully entitled to possess a firearm may store a firearm in a motor vehicle on West Virginia State Capitol Complex property and would allow for the carrying of a firearm outdoors on Capitol Complex property.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2143

Title: West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act

Description: West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2170

Title: Right to keep and bear arms

Description: Right to keep and bear arms

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2221

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, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2223

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: The purpose of this bill is to allow those in active military service, and their spouses, while stationed at a West Virginia military installation to be considered as residents of this state for the purpose of obtaining concealed carry permits.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2305

Title: Relating to the authority of municipalities to restrict firearm possession

Description: The purpose of this bill is to remove authority of municipalities to restrict possession of firearms without a valid concealed carry permit in certain areas during a brief temporary event.

Last Action: To House Political Subdivisions

Last Action Date: January 11, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2467

Title: Relating to permitting nonresidents to obtain state licenses to carry a concealed deadly weapon

Description: The purpose of this bill is to permit nonresidents to obtain state licenses to carry a concealed deadly weapon. The bill provides that concealed weapons licenses may only be issued for pistols and revolvers. The bill establishes a fee. The bill provides how that fee is to be used.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 16, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2519

Title: The Campus Self Defense Act

Description: The purpose of this bill is to allow a person who holds a current and valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such a weapon on the campus and in the buildings of a state institution of higher education. It provides exceptions and immunity to an institution for a licensee’s intentional or unintentional use of a firearm while carrying it under the act. The bill seeks to acknowledge that violence against disarmed law-abiding citizens is an increasing, but unnecessary, occurrence. The bill is an attempt by the Legislature to reaffirm a law-abiding citizen's Second Amendment Right, the right to protect themselves by allowing legally licensed and permitted employees, staff, and students of public universities the right to legally carry a concealed weapon within specified limitations.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 18, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2672

Title: Exempting honorably discharged veterans of the from payment of fees and costs for a license to carry deadly weapons

Description: The purpose of this bill is to exempt honorably discharged veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States from payment of fees and costs required by this section for a license to carry deadly weapons. This exemption already applies to former law-enforcement officers who are honorably retired.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 2019

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HB2691

Title: Providing that a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon expires on the holder’s birthday

Description: The purpose of this bill is to provide that a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon expires on the holder’s birthday.

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 7, 2019

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HB2720

Title: Authorizing certain investigators and first responders to carry firearms

Description: The purpose of this bill is to authorize supervising entities to authorize reserve deputies, ambulance crew members, firefighters, rescue squad members and emergency service personnel to carry firearms. It specifies the training required for them to be eligible to carry a firearm and allows them to be reimbursed for the cost of the training.

Last Action: To Health and Human Resources

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

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HB2765

Title: Allowing firearms-qualified tax division investigators to carry firearms

Description: The purpose of this bill is to allow firearms-qualified tax division investigators to carry firearms.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 30, 2019

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HB3069

Title: Relating to the right of certain persons to limit possession of firearms on premises

Description: The purpose of this bill is to provide a limitation on certain persons possessing firearms upon property owned or leased by a chemical manufacturing facility or oil and gas refinery operating under an air quality permit issued by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality on which the primary business conducted is the manufacture, use, storage, or transportation of hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials.

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 12, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SJR9

Title: Protection of the Right to Bear Arms Amendment

Description: Protection of the Right to Bear Arms Amendment

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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SB18

Title: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex

Description: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex

Last Action: To Governor 2/19/19 - House Journal

Last Action Date: February 19, 2019

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SB109

Title: Correcting code references in regard to persons exempted from prohibitions against carrying concealed weapons

Description: Correcting code references in regard to persons exempted from prohibitions against carrying concealed weapons

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB149

Title: Exempting certain veterans from concealed weapons license fees

Description: Exempting certain veterans from concealed weapons license fees

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 31, 2019

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SB338

Title: Exempting pepper spray from dangerous weapons

Description: Exempting pepper spray from dangerous weapons

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 17, 2019

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SB339

Title: Allowing certain persons carry pepper spray in State Capitol Complex

Description: Allowing certain persons carry pepper spray in State Capitol Complex

Last Action: To House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB355

Title: Removing authority of municipalities to restrict firearm possession

Description: Removing authority of municipalities to restrict firearm possession

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 21, 2019

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SB441

Title: Relating to higher education campus police officers

Description: Relating to higher education campus police officers

Last Action: To Government Organization

Last Action Date: January 28, 2019

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SB526

Title: Authorizing certain officers carry firearm in official duties

Description: Authorizing certain officers carry firearm in official duties

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 5, 2019

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SB567

Title: Permitting WV Board of Medicine investigators carry concealed weapon

Description: Permitting WV Board of Medicine investigators carry concealed weapon

Last Action: To Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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