Vol. 34 Iss. 10 - January 08, 2018

Chapter 10
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: Virginia State 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: 8VAC110-10. Firearms and Weapons on Campus (amending 8VAC110-10-10).

Statutory Authority: §§ 23.1-1301 and 23.1-2702 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 5, 2018.

Agency Contact: Bonnie Holmes, Regulatory Coordinator, 1 Hayden Drive, Virginia State University, VA 23806, telephone (804) 524-5326, or email


The amendment corrects a citation to the Code of Virginia, which changed because of the recodification of Title 23 to Title 23.1 of the Code of Virginia.

8VAC110-10-10. Definitions.

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

"Firearms" means any gun, rifle, pistol, or handgun designed to fire any projectile including but not limited to bullets, BBs, pellets, or shots, including paint balls, regardless of the propellant used.

"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 Article 3 (§ 23.1-809 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 23 23.1, 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, currently sworn federal law-enforcement officers, or currently sworn and certified law-enforcement officers of all other jurisdictions of the United States of America.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by Virginia State University.

"Weapons" means any instrument of combat, or any object not designed as an instrument of combat but carried for the purpose of inflicting or threatening bodily injury. Examples include but are not limited to firearms, knives with fixed blades or pocket knives with blades longer than four inches, razors, metal knuckles, blackjacks, hatchets, bows and arrows, nun chahkas, foils, stun weapons, or any explosive or incendiary device. "Stun weapon" is defined as any device that emits a momentary or pulsed output that is electrical, audible, optical, or electromagnetic in nature and that is designed to temporarily incapacitate a person.

VA.R. Doc. No. R18-5378; Filed December 18, 2017, 3:47 p.m.