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West Virginia Update 3/7/02

Thursday, March 7, 2002

HB 4315 Passes the House

HB 4315, which corrects an inconsistency in the state concealed carry law overwhelmingly passed the state House of Representatives. This legislation will allow Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry concealed firearms in the woods during hunting season. Currently, a conflict between the concealed carry statute and the hunting regulations makes it illegal to do so, and permit holders who unknowingly violate the hunting regulations can be subject to fines for doing so.

Two Delegates were instrumental in the passage of this legislation. The first is House Speaker Robert Kiss. Speaker Kiss used his influence to guarantee passage of HB 4315. The second is Majority Whip Scott Varner. Delegate Varner worked tirelessly to secure support for the legislation and was instrumental in its passage. Speaker Kiss and Delegate Varner went above and beyond the call of duty in taking the lead to pass this legislation.

Please contact Speaker Kiss and Delegate Varner and thank them for their support.

Speaker Robert Kiss
State Capitol
Charleston, WV 26305
304-340-3210


Delegate Scott Varner
State Capitol
Charleston, WV 26305
304-340-3249

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