Vol. 28 Iss. 9 - January 02, 2012

Chapter 30
Proposed Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The College of William and Mary is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts educational institutions operated by the Commonwealth.

Title of Regulation: 8VAC115-30. Richard Bland College Weapons Regulation (adding 8VAC115-30-10, 8VAC115-30-20, 8VAC115-30-30).

Statutory Authority: § 23-44 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Hearing Information: No public hearings are scheduled.

Agency Contact: J. Tyler Hart, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Richard Bland College, 11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg, VA 23805, telephone (804) 863-2107, FAX (804) 862-6207, or email


The proposed regulation establishes the weapons limitation policy at Richard Bland College.


8VAC115-30-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"College property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary.

"Police officer" means law-enforcement officials appointed pursuant to Article 3 (§ 15.2-1609 et seq.) of Chapter 16 and Chapter 17 (§ 15.2-1700 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.) of Title 23, Chapter 2 (§ 29.1-200 et seq.) of Title 29.1, or Chapter 1 (§ 52-1 et seq.) of Title 52 of the Code of Virginia or sworn federal law-enforcement officers.

"Weapon" means any firearm or any other weapon listed in § 18.2-308 A of the Code of Virginia.

8VAC115-30-20. Possession of weapons prohibited.

Possession or carrying of any weapon by any person, except a police officer or an individual authorized pursuant to college policy, is prohibited on college property in academic buildings, administrative buildings, student residence and student life buildings, or dining or athletic facilities, or while attending an official college event, such as an athletic, academic, social, recreational or educational event, or on vessels that are college property. Entry upon such college property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.

8VAC115-30-30. Person lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by college policy, Richard Bland College police officers are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry upon or remaining upon college property while possessing or carrying weapons in violation of this prohibition.

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3056; Filed December 13, 2011, 11:03 a.m.