2008 Regular Session


File Code: Public Safety
Sponsored By:
Senators Mooney, Astle, DeGrange, Haines, Harris, Jacobs, Middleton, and Stone
Governor's Emergency Powers - Seizure of Firearms and Ammunition


Prohibiting the Governor, after proclaiming a state of emergency, from authorizing the seizure of a firearm or ammunition from an individual who is lawfully carrying or possessing the firearm or ammunition; authorizing a police officer who acts in an official capacity to disarm an individual under specified circumstances; and requiring a police officer to return a firearm or ammunition to an individual under specified circumstances.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., District 32
Senator Larry E. Haines, District 5
Senator Andrew P. Harris, District 7
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Search and Seizure
Weapons -see also- Guns

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Public Safety
( 14-303 , 14-303 , 14-303 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered