Firearms; civil immunity for sellers, and requires criminal records check on transfers. (SB827)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal records check; penalties. Adds a definition of "firearms show vendor" and requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before the vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. Under current law, only licensed dealers must obtain such a check. The bill also adds the definition of "promoter" and requires that the promoter of a gun show provide vendors with access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal background check. The bill also provides that any party who sells, transfers, or trades a firearm shall be immune from all civil liability stemming from the use of the firearm sold, transferred, or traded in the commission of a crime if a criminal background check was conducted prior to the sale, transfer, or trade. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075050726
01/05/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB827)
01/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB827)
01/24/2007Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)