Possession of ammunition by convicted felons; prohibited. (HB2178)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of ammunition by convicted felons; penalty. Prohibits a convicted felon from possessing ammunition. A violation of this section is a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098494716
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2178)
01/20/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/29/2009Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting
02/05/2009Subcommittee reconsidered recommendation
02/05/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 096024716-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 096024716-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2178H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (64-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 091559716-S1
02/24/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2178S1)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091559716-S1
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2178S1
02/25/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 091559716-S1 (74-Y 22-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (74-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2178ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2178ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 236 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0236)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.