Firearms in locked vehicles; immunity from liability, civil penalty. (HB162)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms in locked vehicles; immunity from liability; civil penalty. Prohibits a person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity from establishing, maintaining, or enforcing any policy or rule that would prohibit a person from storing a lawfully possessed firearm in a locked vehicle. No person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity would be liable for any occurrence connected with use of a firearm that had been stored in a locked vehicle pursuant to the section. The bill also allows a person to file for injunction to enforce the provisions of the section, and provides for actual damages and attorney fees for a prevailing plaintiff. The bill contains exemptions for school property, parking areas that are gated or otherwise limit public access, and vehicles owned by an employer or business entity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063889380
02/03/2006Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (20-Y 2-N)
02/03/2006Committee substitute printed 063950380-H1
02/06/2006Read first time
02/07/2006Read second time
02/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 063950380-H1
02/07/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB162H1
02/08/2006Read third time and passed House (74-Y 22-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 22-N)
02/08/2006Communicated to Senate
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2006Assigned Courts sub: #2
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
03/06/2006Committee substitute printed 064667820-S1
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
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Amendments proposed by Senators Blevins, Devolites Davis, Obenshain and Saslaw
03/08/2006Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
03/08/2006Recommitted to Courts of Justice
03/11/2006Left in Courts of Justice