HB2916 SFAT Azinger 4-6 #1

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Senator Azinger moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2916--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto an new section, designated 5-3-6; to amend and reenact 6-3-1a of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated 7-15-19; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated 8-15-28; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated and 16-4C-24, all relating to authorizing certain first responders to carry handguns; authorizing the Attorney General to authorize investigators employed by the Office of the Attorney General to carry handguns while engaged in their official duties; specifying the training required for them to be eligible to carry a handgun; authorizing sheriffs to authorize reserve deputy sheriffs, and supervising entities to authorize ambulance crew members, firefighters, rescue squad members and emergency service personnel to carry handguns while engaged in their official duties; specifying the training required for them to be eligible to carry a handgun; and allowing reimbursement for the cost of the training.