Vol. 29 Iss. 16 - April 08, 2013

Chapter 10
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: James Madison University is claiming an exemption 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: 8VAC45-10. Weapons on Campus (adding 8VAC45-10-10, 8VAC45-10-20, 8VAC45-10-30).

Statutory Authority: § 23-164.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: March 29, 2013.

Agency Contact: Donna Harper, Vice President for Access and Enrollment, James Madison University, 800 South Main Street, MSC 7614, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, telephone (540) 568-3705 or email


This regulatory action establishes the prohibition of weapons on university property.


8VAC45-10-10. Definitions.

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

"Police officer" means law-enforcement officials appointed pursuant to Article 3 (§ 15.2-1609 et seq.) of Chapter 16 or 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.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by James Madison University.

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

8VAC45-10-20. Possession of weapons prohibited.

Possession or carrying of any weapon by any person, except a police officer, is prohibited on university property in any buildings or any outdoor area to which access is restricted to members of the university community and invited guests, or while attending any university events or university sanctioned events. Entry upon the aforementioned university property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.

8VAC45-10-30. Person lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by university policy, James Madison University police officers are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry upon or remaining upon university property while possessing or carrying weapons in violation of this chapter.

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3635; Filed March 29, 2013, 2:49 p.m.