Firearms; increases penalties for use, display, or discharge during commission of certain felonies. (HB2235)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Use, display, or discharge of firearm in committing felony. Increases (exclusively mandatory minimum) penalties for use or display of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies from three to five years for a first offense and from five to eight years for a second or subsequent offense. The bill also adds a new three-year mandatory minimum sentence for actual discharge of a firearm during the commission of the offense. Amends § 18.2-53.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/20/2013: Passed the Senate

History

  • 01/13/2013 Presented and ordered printed 13100098D
  • 01/13/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2235)
  • 01/23/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/23/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2013 Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/25/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104019D-H1
  • 01/25/2013 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/29/2013 Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
  • 01/30/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB2235H1)
  • 01/31/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/01/2013 Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/02/2013 Read first time
  • 02/04/2013 Read second time
  • 02/04/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104019D-H1
  • 02/04/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2235H1
  • 02/05/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/05/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/06/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/07/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2235H1)
  • 02/13/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2013 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/18/2013 Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2013 Read third time
  • 02/20/2013 Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/20/2013 Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/20/2013 Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02/20/2013 Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/21/2013 Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
  • 02/21/2013 VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2013 Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2013 Senate requested conference committee
  • 02/21/2013 House acceded to request
  • 02/21/2013 Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/21/2013 Senators: Garrett, McDougle, Stuart
  • 02/21/2013 Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/21/2013 Delegates: Lingamfelter, Merricks, Surovell
  • 02/23/2013 No further action taken
  • 02/23/2013 Failed to pass in House

Comments

stephen writes:

This bill sounds very weak, and odd, why only certain crimes? I have to wonder how some of these people get elected.