Firearms; misdemeanor to possess, etc. if mentally incompetent. (HB835)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental incompetence; firearms. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who has been adjudicated incompetent to stand trial to purchase, possess, or transport any firearm. The bill also requires the court to send to the Central Criminal Records Exchange orders finding that a defendant is incompetent to stand trial and orders for involuntary treatment. Read the Bill »


02/08/2008: Merged into HB815


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084650824
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB835)
01/25/2008Referred from Courts of Justice
01/25/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/01/2008Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/01/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB815-Albo)


Alison Hymes writes:

How can someone who has been found incompetent to stand trial be tried for a crime? I don't understand.