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File #: ORD. 2021-230    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 7/27/2021 In control: Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action:
Title: To repeal City Code ?? 19-328, concerning the discharge of arrows, and 19-329, concerning shooting arrows at or upon property of another, and to amend ch. 19, art. VII, div. 2 of the City Code by adding therein a new section 19-328, concerning the discharge of bows and arrows and urban archery, for the purpose of permitting the discharge of arrows upon the property of another.
Patrons: Kristen Larson
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-230
Title
To repeal City Code ?? 19-328, concerning the discharge of arrows, and 19-329, concerning shooting arrows at or upon property of another, and to amend ch. 19, art. VII, div. 2 of the City Code by adding therein a new section 19-328, concerning the discharge of bows and arrows and urban archery, for the purpose of permitting the discharge of arrows upon the property of another.
Body
THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That sections 19-328 and 19-329 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and hereby are repealed as follows:
[Sec. 19-328. Discharging arrows.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge arrows from a bow or crossbow in any street or public alley of this City. The provisions of this section shall not apply to firing ranges or shooting matches maintained, and supervised or approved, by law enforcement officers and military personnel in performance of their lawful duties.
Sec. 19-329. Shooting arrows at or upon property of another.
It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot an arrow, from any form or type of bow, at or upon the property of another without permission.]
? 2. That Chapter 19, Article VII, Division 2 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and hereby is amended by adding therein a new section numbered 19-328 as follows:
Sec. 19-328. Discharge of bows and arrows; urban archery hunting.
(a) For the purposes of this section, "bow" includes all compound bows, crossbows, slingbows, longbows, and recurve bows having a peak draw weight of ten pounds or more. The term "bow" does not include bows that have a peak draw weight of less than ten pounds or that are designed or intended to be used principally as toys. The term "arrow" means a shaftlike projectile intended to be shot from a bow.
(b) No person shall discharge an arrow from a bow in a manner that can be reasonably expected to result in the impact of the arrow upon the property of another without the written permission from th...

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