Involuntary mental health treatment; prohibition from purchasing, etc. firearms. (HB657)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of firearms; reporting to Central Criminal Records Exchange. Clarifies that orders for both involuntary inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment must be forwarded by the clerk of court to the Central Criminal Records Exchange, and that persons ordered to either involuntary inpatient or outpatient treatment are prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. This portion of the bill codifies Executive Order 50 (2007). The bill also clarifies that clerks of court shall forward to the Central Criminal Records Exchange other orders affecting an individual's right to possess a firearm, such as if a person is acquitted by reason of insanity, is found incompetent to stand trial, or has the right to possess a firearm restored by a circuit court. Read the Bill »


01/25/2008: Merged into HB657


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085966806
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/25/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB657-Griffith)
01/25/2008Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB815-Albo)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB731.


VACPS, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Codifies EO50 HB1414 (Scott), HB535 (Mathieson) rolled into this one.