Prohibited Places - CWP-holders
Section 1. 45-8-328. Carrying concealed weapon
in prohibited place -- penalty. (1) A person commits the offense
of carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited place if the person
purposely or knowingly carries a concealed weapon in:
(a) portions of a building used for state or
local government offices and related areas in the building that have
(b) a bank, credit union, savings and loan
institution, or similar institution during the institution's normal
business hours. It is not an offense under this section to carry a
concealed weapon while:
(i) using an institution's drive-up window, automatic teller machine, or unstaffed night depository; or
(ii) at or near a branch office of an
institution in a mall, grocery store, or other place unless the person
is inside the enclosure used for the institution's financial services
or is using the institution's financial services.
(c) a room in which alcoholic beverages are
sold, dispensed, and consumed under a license issued under Title 16 for
the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
(2) It is not
a defense that the person had a valid permit to carry a concealed
weapon or that a person is an active peace officer with powers of arrest while on duty. A person convicted of the offense shall be imprisoned in the
county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months or fined an amount not to
exceed $500, or both.