GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 174
Committee Substitute Favorable 3/22/17
Short Title: Concealed Carry/Church School Prop.
February 23, 2017
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to provide that a person who has a concealed handgun permit may carry a handgun on educational property that is the location of both a school and a place of religious worship outside the operating hours of the school.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 14‑269.2 reads as rewritten:
"§ 14‑269.2. Weapons on campus or other educational property.
(a) The following definitions apply to this section:
(1c) School operating hours. – Any times when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on the premises and any time when the premises are being used for educational, instructional, or school‑sponsored activities.
SECTION 2. G.S. 14‑269.2 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
"(k1) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person who has a concealed handgun permit that is valid under Article 54B of this Chapter, or who is exempt from obtaining a permit pursuant to that Article, if all of the following conditions apply:
(1) The person possesses and carries a handgun on educational property other than an institution of higher education as defined by G.S. 116‑143.1 or a nonpublic, post‑secondary educational institution.
(2) The educational property is the location of both a school and a building that is a place of religious worship as defined in G.S. 14‑54.1.
(3) The weapon is a handgun.
(4) The handgun is only possessed and carried on educational property outside of the school operating hours."
SECTION 3. G.S. 14‑415.11(c) reads as rewritten:
"(c) Except as provided in G.S. 14‑415.27, a permit does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun in any of the following:
(1) Areas prohibited by G.S. 14‑269.2,
14-269.3, and 14-277.2.except as allowed under G.S. 14‑269.2(k1).
(1a) Areas prohibited by G.S. 14‑269.3 and G.S. 14‑277.2.
SECTION 4. This act becomes effective December 1, 2017.