Concealed handgun permits; proof of competency with handgun. (HB873)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), and Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; proof of competency with a handgun. Clarifies that any honorable discharge from any branch of the armed serves may serve as the proof of competency required to obtain a concealed handgun permit, regardless of the year that the honorable discharge was issued. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086530576
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/25/2008Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Read second time
01/29/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB873E
01/29/2008Printed as engrossed 086530576-E
01/30/2008Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N)
01/30/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to Senate
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Placed on Calendar
02/20/2008Passed by for the day
02/21/2008Passed by for the day
02/22/2008Passed by for the day
02/25/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB873ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 309 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0309)


VACPS, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Watch: Amendments should not include any competency as life-proof. Original bill only includes honorable discharge as qualifier for life.