Criminal history record information checks upon handgun purchases; dissemination of information. (HB237)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)

Progress

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

Description

Criminal history record information checks upon handgun purchases; protective order registry; dissemination of information.  Provides that certain criminal history record information and protective order registry information shall be made available to the Attorney General of the United States for the purposes of a National Instant Criminal Background check to determine a persons eligibility to possess or purchase a firearm under state or federal law. The bill also limits the requirement for a Virginia-specific criminal history record information check to the purchase of handguns only. Under current law, the Virginia-specific criminal history record information check applies to all purchases of any firearm in the Commonwealth. Amends § 18.2-308.2:2, § 19.2-387.1, § 19.2-389, § 19.2-389.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103492D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/23/2012 Referred from Courts of Justice
  • 01/23/2012 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 02/01/2012 Assigned MPPS sub: #2
  • 02/02/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 1-N)
  • 02/02/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB237)
  • 02/03/2012 Continued to 2013 in Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 11/29/2012 Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Comments

Stephen writes:

Why would someone want to change this to just hand guns, This Mr. Cosgrove needs to buy a newspaper once in awhile to see all the kids being murdered by rifles. I bet this same guy walks around talking about needing to protect kids from crime.

MARSHAMAINES writes:

PRIVATE PERSONAL INFORMATION Regarding Private Property - Is NONE of ANYBODYS business, and most certainly does not belong in a "national" database for data manipulation or re-dissemination. This bill would violate state codes already on the books.