Concealed handgun permits; renewal thereof. (HB1577)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits.  Eliminates the ability of a locality to require an applicant for a concealed handgun permit to submit fingerprints as part of the renewal of an existing permit.  The bill modifies the current law provision that a court may disqualify an applicant from receiving a concealed handgun permit based upon specific acts that indicate that the applicant would use a weapon unlawfully or negligently by adding a disqualifying conviction and allowing the personal knowledge of a deputy sheriff, police officer or assistant Commonwealth's Attorney to be the basis for the specific acts alleged by the sheriff, chief of police, or Commonwealth's Attorney.  The bill adds a definition of personal knowledge and defines it as knowledge of a fact that a person has himself gained through his own senses or knowledge that was gained by a law-enforcement officer or prosecutor through the performance of his official duties. A permit holder who changes his address must notify the issuing court of his change of address within 30 days. The bill provides a 90-day grace period for a member of the armed forces to renew his concealed handgun permit if the permit expired during an active-duty military deployment.  During the 90-day period, which begins when the person returns from deployment, the permit holder would be required to carry written documentation of the start and end dates of the deployment. The bill requires the Department of State Police, in consultation with the Supreme Court on the development of the application for a concealed handgun permit, to include a reference to the Virginia Supreme Court website address or the Virginia Reports on the application. Concealed handgun permits would no longer have to be renewed every five years if the Virginia State Police receive an appropriation sufficient to conduct a criminal background check on all valid concealed handgun permits annually.  The bill creates a Class 6 felony for any person who knowingly is in possession of a revoked concealed handgun permit while in possession of a concealed handgun; this provision is also contingent upon an appropriation. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 066704268
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/10/2006Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 063982556-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 063982556-H1
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1577H1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (91-Y 9-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 9-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2006Assigned Courts sub: #2
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 4-N)
03/06/2006Committee substitute printed 064889268-S1
03/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1577S1)
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Passed by for the day
03/08/2006Floor substitute printed 064894744-S2 (Howell)
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064889268-S1
03/08/2006Substitute by Senator Howell withdrawn 064894744-S2
03/08/2006Reading of amendments waived
03/08/2006Amendments by Senator Howell agreed to
03/08/2006Amendments by Senator Stolle withdrawn
03/08/2006Reading of amendment waived
03/08/2006Amendment by Senator Edwards agreed to
03/08/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB1577S1
03/08/2006Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (35-Y 5-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (35-Y 5-N)
03/08/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (32-Y 8-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (32-Y 8-N)
03/09/2006Placed on Calendar
03/09/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (7-Y 90-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: REJECTED (7-Y 90-N)
03/09/2006Senate amendments rejected by House (9-Y 88-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: REJECTED (9-Y 88-N)
03/09/2006Senate insisted on substitute with amendments (29-Y 7-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (29-Y 7-N)
03/09/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2006House acceded to request
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Cline, Wright, Bowling
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Stolle, Howell, McDougle
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 064024268-H2
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by House (88-Y 8-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 8-N)
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (36-Y 2-N)
03/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1577H2)
03/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB1577S2)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1577ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1577ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (HB1577ER2)
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 886 (effective - see bill)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0886)