Firearms; increases fee paid to dealers for criminal history record information checks. (SB1166)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal records check; purchase of firearms. Increases the fee paid to firearms dealers for criminal history record information checks from $2 to $5 for Virginians and from $5 to $8 for persons living out-of-state. The bill also provides that data and forms submitted to and maintained by the Department of State Police for such criminal history checks and purchases may not be inspected by the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098208824
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1166)
01/26/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2009Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/28/2009Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


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 3 minutes.