2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Concealed Handgun Permit Applicability of Online Training Credentials (language only)

Item 427 #2s

Item 427 #2s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of State Police


Page 512, after line 19 insert:

"D. Notwithstanding § 18.2-308.02, Code of Virginia, a person who has successfully completed online training for a Concealed Handgun Permit prior to January 1, 2021, is eligible to apply for such a permit if the person was not able to obtain an appointment with the county or city circuit court clerk due to COVID-19 restrictions. The online training course must have been successfully completed prior to January 1, 2021. The provisions of this paragraph shall expire on December 31, 2021."  


(This language amendment authorizes a citizen to apply for a concealed handgun permit if they have demonstrated competence via online training, under certain circumstances, if their application has been impacted due to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.)