Handguns; possession by certain persons who had parental rights terminated. (HB2998)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of firearms by certain persons who have had parental rights terminated; penalty. Prohibits a person who has had his parental rights terminated based upon a finding of aggravated circumstances from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. A violation of this section would be a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075828500
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2998)
02/02/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2998E
02/05/2007Printed as engrossed 075828500-E
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (85-Y 14-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2998E)
02/19/2007Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)