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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 110. Virginia State University
Chapter 10. Firearms and Weapons on Campus
8/21/2019

8VAC110-10-30. Exceptions to Prohibition.

The following groups are exempted from this chapter:

1. Employees may possess or carry a firearm or weapon only if the employee is:

a. Required to possess the firearm or weapon as a part of the employee's job duties with Virginia State University;

b. Using the firearm or weapon in conjunction with training received by the employee in order to perform the responsibilities of his job with the university; or

c. Residing in university owned houses and is permitted to keep personal firearms on these premises; however, this exception does not extend to employees living in university residence halls.

2. A certified and sworn police officer employed by the Virginia State University Department of Police and Public Safety who is:

a. Currently a sworn and certified state or federal law-enforcement officer who carries proper identification; or

b. Participating in a program sponsored by the Virginia State University Department of Police and Public Safety, wherein the firearms are provided by the department and utilized only during supervision by the department.

3. Students may possess and use appropriate tools, such as saws, knives, and other such implements, necessary for the performance of their job duties or school work, or for student recreational purposes approved under the University Policies for Student Life or while participating in a program sponsored by the Virginia State University Department of Police and Public Safety wherein the firearms are provided by the department and utilized only during supervision by the department.

4. Contractors and others on campus whose duties require possession and use of construction equipment, including but not limited to pneumatic nail guns, may possess and use such equipment only in performance of their job duties through a valid contractual or legal relationship with Virginia State University.

Statutory Authority

§§ 23.1-1301 and 23.1-2702 of the Code of Volume 28, Issue 07, eff. November 16, 2011.

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