Committee: Public Safety and Homeland SecuritySponsor: Stringer
Analyst: Pete GroganDate: 02/16/2022


House Bill 272 as amended and reported by the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security revises certain restrictions regarding the carrying or possession of a pistol, and eliminates the requirement to obtain a pistol permit in order to carry a concealed pistol, which could reduce receipts to the several counties, by an undetermined amount, dependent on the number of individuals that would no longer obtain a concealed carry permit to carry a concealed pistol and the cost of the permit.

This bill could also increase the administrative obligations of the governing bodies of each two and four-year institution of higher learning to adopt policies governing the possession of firearms or other weapons on groups owned or controlled by the institution.

 Allen Treadaway, Chair
Public Safety and Homeland Security