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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department Of General Services
Chapter 105. Regulations Banning Concealed Firearms in Offices Owned or Occupied by Executive Branch Agencies
10/24/2021

1VAC30-105-80. Exemptions.

A. A state institution of higher education is exempt from this chapter if the institution has implemented its own policies or regulations governing firearms.

B. Members of the Virginia National Guard (the guard) who possess a valid concealed handgun permit shall be exempt from this chapter while at facilities owned by the guard or under contract or lease to the guard. This exemption may be withdrawn by the commanding officer of any member while such member is participating in any training or other exercises where the commanding officer determines that (i) such possession would interfere with the conduct of such training or other exercises, (ii) such possession may result in mission impairment, or (iii) the member is unfit to carry a handgun.

C. The Governor or his designee may otherwise grant exemptions from the requirements of this chapter. To qualify for an exemption, the applying executive branch agency must show that an alternative policy consistent with the Commonwealth's policy against firearms in state offices is appropriate.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 9, eff. January 27, 2017.

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