Firearms; discharging towards subdivision or towards any person or structure. (HB3109)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Shooting in certain areas. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to discharge a firearm towards a subdivision within the range of the firearm, or to discharge a firearm towards any person or structure, when no barrier exists that would prevent the projectile from striking a person or structure. With these changes, a locality would no longer be able to prohibit hunting generally within a half-mile radius of a subdivision, but would still be able to prohibit hunting within a subdivision. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2007Presented and ordered printed 075851348
01/18/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/24/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB3109)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
02/06/2007Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/06/2007Passed House (72-Y 26-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Read third time
02/22/2007Amendments by Senator Deeds withdrawn
02/22/2007Motion to Reconsider motion to recommit to committee agreed to (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (20-Y 19-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Recommitted to Courts of Justice
02/22/2007Left in Courts of Justice