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  Table of Contents
  1-2-6
  8-3-202
  10-1-100
  10-1-101
  12-3-9
  12-3-10
  12-3-10.1
  12-3-11
  15-9-60
  15-11-601
  16-1-3
  16-1-10
  16-3-1
  16-3-21
  16-3-22
  16-3-23
  16-3-23.1
  16-3-24
  16-3-24.1
  16-3-24.2
  16-11-34.1
  16-11-101
  16-11-101.1
  16-11-102
  16-11-103
  16-11-104
  16-11-105
  16-11-106
  16-11-108
  16-11-109
  16-11-113
  16-11-120
  16-11-121
  16-11-122
  16-11-123
  16-11-124
  16-11-125
  16-11-125.1
  16-11-126
  16-11-127
  16-11-127.1
  16-11-127.2
  16-11-128
  16-11-129
  16-11-130
  16-11-130.1
  16-11-130.2
  16-11-131
  16-11-132
  16-11-133
  16-11-134
  16-11-135
  16-11-136
  16-11-137
  16-11-138
  16-11-150
  16-11-151
  16-11-152
  16-11-160
  16-11-161
  16-11-162
  16-11-171
  16-11-172
  16-11-173
  16-12-122
  16-12-123
  16-12-127
  16-12-128
  16-12-129
  16-13-21
  16-13-25
  16-13-26
  16-13-27
  16-13-27.1
  16-13-28
  16-13-29
  17-5-50
  17-5-51
  17-5-52
  17-5-52.1
  17-5-53
  17-10-3
  21-2-413
  27-1-36
  27-1-38
  27-3-1.1
  27-3-6
  27-3-7
  27-4-11.1
  33-24-30.1
  35-3-34
  38-2-194
  38-2-277
  38-2-301
  38-3-37
  38-3-51
  41-1-9
  42-4-13
  42-5-15
  43-38-10
  50-18-70
  50-18-71
  50-18-72
  50-18-73
  50-18-74
  51-11-9

Weapons Related Georgia Code

Found In LexisNexis by searching for "16-11-34.1" or in the TOC under:
Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 11 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
Article 2 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER

The code sections are all Copyright 2012 by The State of Georgia


O.C.G.A. 16-11-34.1
Preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members; unlawful activities within the state capitol or certain Capitol Square buildings

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person recklessly or knowingly to commit any act which may reasonably be expected to prevent or disrupt a session or meeting of the Senate or House of Representatives, a joint session thereof, or any meeting of any standing or interim committee, commission, or caucus of members thereof.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person, other than those persons who are exempt from the provisions of Code Sections 16-11-126 through 16-11-127.2, to enter, occupy, or remain within the state capitol building or any building housing committee offices, committee rooms, or offices of members, officials, or employees of the General Assembly or either house thereof while in the possession of any firearm; knife, as such term is defined in Code Section 16-11-125.1; explosive or incendiary device or compound; bludgeon; knuckles, whether made from metal, thermoplastic, wood, or other similar material; or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, instrument, or device.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person purposely or recklessly and without authority of law to obstruct any street, sidewalk, hallway, office, or other passageway in that area designated as Capitol Square by Code Section 50-2-28 in such a manner as to render it impassable without unreasonable inconvenience or hazard or to fail or refuse to remove such obstruction after receiving a reasonable official request or the order of a peace officer to do so.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and knowingly to enter or to remain upon the floor of the Senate or the floor of the House of Representatives or within any cloakroom, lobby, or anteroom adjacent to such floor unless such person is authorized, pursuant to the rules of the Senate or House of Representatives or pursuant to authorization given by the Senate or House of Representatives, to enter or remain upon the floor or within such area.

(e) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and knowingly to enter or to remain in the gallery of the Senate or the gallery of the House of Representatives in violation of rules governing admission to such gallery adopted by the Senate or the House of Representatives or pursuant to authorization given by such body.

(f) It shall be unlawful for any person willfully and knowingly to enter or to remain in any room, chamber, office, or hallway within the state capitol building or any building housing committee offices, committee rooms, or offices of members, officials, or employees of the General Assembly or either house thereof with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business or to utter loud, threatening, or abusive language or engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct in such buildings or areas.

(g) It shall be unlawful for any person to parade, demonstrate, or picket within the state capitol building or any building housing committee offices, committee rooms, or offices of members, officials, or employees of the General Assembly or either house thereof with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business or to utter loud, threatening, or abusive language or engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct in such buildings or areas.

(h)(1) Any person violating this Code section for the first time shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

   (2) Any person violating this Code section for the second time shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

   (3) Any person violating this Code section for the third or any subsequent time shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years.

(i) The enactment of this Code section shall not repeal any other provision of law proscribing or regulating any conduct otherwise prohibited by this Code section.


HISTORY: Code 1981, 16-11-34.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1987, p. 614, 1; Ga. L. 2008, p. 533, 3/SB 366; Ga. L. 2009, p. 8, 16/SB 46; Ga. L. 2010, p. 963, 2-5/SB 308.

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