Firearms, discharge of, or hunting; certain local ordinances invalid. (HB704)

Introduced By

Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County ordinances; discharge of firearms and hunting. Provides that a county may prohibit by ordinance hunting, the discharge of firearms, and the discharge of arrows from bows within one-half mile of a subdivision or in an area so heavily populated as to make hunting dangerous. However, no ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms or bows may be more restrictive than an ordinance concerning hunting. Any ordinance adopted after January 1, 1995 concerning the discharge of firearms or hunting that is more restrictive than the provisions of the act is invalid. Read the Bill »


02/28/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062418324
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/10/2006Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (18-Y 3-N)
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 067275324-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067275324-H1
02/13/2006Amendments by Delegate McQuigg agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB704EH1
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 067275324-EH1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (69-Y 31-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 31-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/28/2006Continued to 2007 in Local Government (8-Y 7-N)