More Virginia Bills that need response

More Virginia Bills that need response

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    More Virginia Bills that need response

    VCDL Update on bills in the hopper.

    If you live in Virginia, please weigh-in.

    Click on the links below to send message on some important bills coming up tomorrow and Thursday:

    SB 1431, Senator Cuccinelli, requires the state to not comply with
    Read ID

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    HB 1655, Delegate Carrico, puts teeth in preemption

    VCDL's "Write Your Legislators" Tool

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    HB 1748, Delegate Pogge, clarifies that an expired CHP still exempts
    the holder from fingerprinting on renewal

    HB 1851, Delegate Lingamfelter, exempts active duty military from One
    Handgun A Month

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    HB 2144, Delegate Nutter, prevents the State Police from giving out
    private information on CHP holders, BUT lets courts do so. The
    Fredericksburg Freelance-Star loves this bill

    VCDL's "Write Your Legislators" Tool

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    HB 1910, Delegate BaCote, allows localities to ban guns in libraries

    HB 2178, Delegate E.T. Scott, makes possession of ammunition by a
    convicted felon a crime

    HB 2227, Delegate Marsden, adds an airgun that can expel a projectile
    at over 250 FPS to the concealed weapons list

    HB 2318, Delegate Morrissey, requires anyone selling three or more
    guns at a gun show be an FFL

    HB 2418, Delegate Ward, requires a machine gun owner to notify the
    State Police of any change of address

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    Done.

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    Completed! Thanks for keeping us informed. Just signed up for the Alerts as well.

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    done. thanks!

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    Bill would bar access to weapons State database

    Well it's half a glass.

    Papers, such as the one in Fredericksburg, still publish the local list -- which they get from the local sheriff.

    Maybe we can get it amended in the Senate, to stop any non-LEO access.

    General Assembly notebook: Bill would bar access to weapons database - Roanoke.com

    General Assembly notebook: Bill would bar access to weapons database
    BY Michael Sluss | The Roanoke Times

    RICHMOND -- A House of Delegates committee endorsed legislation on Friday that would bar public access to a Virginia State Police database of people with permits to carry concealed weapons.

    The bill was introduced in response to a controversy that erupted in 2007 when The Roanoke Times posted the database on its Web site. After a public backlash, the newspaper removed the database from its site and Attorney General Bob McDonnell advised the state police against making the information available to anyone outside of law enforcement.

    House Bill 2144, sponsored by Del. Dave Nutter, R-Christiansburg, would make that policy permanent. A similar bill passed the House last year, but lawmakers could not reconcile differences between House and Senate versions of the bill.

    The House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee advanced Nutter's bill on a voice vote Friday. It now goes to the House floor.

    Under Nutter's bill, the general public still could get access to nonidentifying statistical information about concealed carry permits from the state police. More detailed information about individual permits would remain available at local circuit courts where the permits are issued.

    -- Michael Sluss
    Re: Free Lance Star: See: Fredericksburg.com - Should concealed-gun information be public? (at bottom)

    Should concealed-gun information be public?

    State to consider access to concealed weapon permits

    BY CHELYEN DAVIS


    Date published: 3/20/2007

    BY CHELYEN DAVIS

    RICHMOND--A state committee will study whether concealed weapon permit information should remain public record after a Roanoke newspaper ignited controversy by posting on the Internet a list of permit holders.

    The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Committee yesterday decided to appoint a subcommittee to investigate the issue over the next few months.

    The controversy started just last week when the Roanoke Times published, on its Web site, a list of all concealed-weapon permit holders in the state.

    The list came from the state police, which is required by law to maintain that list, but the information is also subject to the Freedom of Information Act and is public record.

    After numerous furious e-mails and phone calls from the public, the Roanoke Times took the list off its Web site. But Sen. Edd Houck, D-Spotsylvania County, said he was already getting calls and e-mails, particularly from other state legislators, who want to consider changing the law.


    "There's a clash here between personal, private information and the public's right to know," Houck said after the FOIA council meeting yesterday. "It's a hot topic right now and a lot of people are very anxious about it. It's opened up all types of other issues."

    Few people came to speak at the council's meeting yesterday, although Del. Dave Nutter, R-Christiansburg, spoke and said he has requested an opinion from the attorney general on the issue.

    Jim Kadison of the Virginia Citizens Defense League--a gun-rights organization--said his group is concerned about "possible abuse" of the list. He suggested creating a list of permit-holders for police and then a separate, public one that permit holders could opt off of.

    Houck, who chairs the council, said he will also chair the subcommittee that will study this issue. He is worried that the issue may open the door to those who would like to see Virginia eliminate its permit requirement for a concealed weapon altogether, and said he wants to keep the focus on the public information issue.

    However, Houck said, he also thinks consistency is important, and he pointed out that the rules governing the openness of concealed carry permits is no different than the rules governing other state permits--like doctor's licenses.


    The Free Lance-Star periodically publishes the names of Fredericksburg area permit holders when the permits are issued.

    The entire FOIA council will meet again in June.

    Chelyen Davis: 804/782-9362
    Email: cdavis@freelancestar.com
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