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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department of General Services
Chapter 100. Regulations for Capitol Square

1VAC30-100-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Capitol Police" means the Division of Capitol Police.

"Capitol Square" means the historic grounds and structures surrounding the Virginia Capitol that are bound by a decorative iron fence designed by Sabbaton in 1818.

"Commercial activity" means any activity or action undertaken by one or more business entities or individuals, whose purpose in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is to derive or realize a present or future financial gain for the individuals or business entities.

"Department" means the Department of General Services.

"Director" means the Director of the Department of General Services.

"Event" means the assemblage on Capitol Square of 10 or more persons for any demonstration, rally, march, performance, picketing, speechmaking, holding of vigils, sit-ins, or other activities that involve the communication or expression of views or ideas having the effect, intent, or propensity to draw a crowd or onlookers. "Event" does not include casual use of Capitol Square by visitors or tourists.

"Government function" means a function sponsored by a Commonwealth of Virginia government entity in support of the agency's mission.

"Permit" means a written authorization from the department allowing use of Capitol Square as set forth in the permit. A permit serves as a reservation to use a portion of Capitol Square with the priority for use set forth in this chapter.

"Permit area" means the area adjacent to the Bell Tower where an event speaker or an event programmed activities must be located.

"Permittee" means the individual, group, or entity identified in the permit as the holder of the permit.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1144 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 18, eff. May 25, 2022.

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