Protective orders; possession of firearms. (HB281)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; possession of firearms. Prohibits a person subject to a protective order from possessing a firearm. Currently, persons subject to such orders are prohibiting from purchasing and transporting firearms. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085927752
01/02/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB281)
02/12/2008Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


VACPS, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Support: Died in M&P sub on voice vote of 4-1. Testimony of support from Comonwealth Atroney, Harvey Bryant on behalf of Assoc. of Com/Attys. Also supported by VA FOP, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence, Medical Examiners. Opposed by VCDL

Michael Perkins writes:

Does "possess" mean the same as to own or to have control of? Is the prohibition permanent?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill was killed in subcommittee on an unrecorded vote. Del. David Poisson supported the bill, Dels. Morgan Griffith, Scott Lingamfelter, Dave Nutter and Tommy Wright opposed it.