Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
Department of General Services
Regulations Banning Concealed Firearms in Offices Occupied by Executive Branch Agencies [1 VAC 30 ‑ 105]
Action Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 10/21/2016
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10/14/16  6:13 pm
Commenter: David Dick

DGS has no statutory authority to protect citizens and state employees

The Town Hall Agency Background Document states its purpose is to “… protect citizens and state employees from gun violence.”

Section 2.2 – 1129 (B) of the Code of Virginia empowers the Director of the Department of General Services (DGS) to “… have charge of all public buildings, grounds and all other property… and shall protect such properties from depredations and injury.” [Emphasis added]

No authority is provided to protect citizens or state employees from gun violence or any other hazard.


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