Firearms; award of court costs, etc., to entity that prevails in action challenging locality. (SB1513)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Control of firearms; award of court costs and fees. Requires a court to award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to any entity that prevails in an action challenging an ordinance, resolution, motion, or administrative action as being in conflict with a locality's authority to control firearms pursuant to 15.2-915. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 098765326
01/23/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/09/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee substitute printed 091458326-S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091458326-S1
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1513S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (30-Y 10-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
02/20/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendment (84-Y 13-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (84-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Passed by temporarily
02/25/2009House amendment rejected by Senate (9-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House insisted on amendment
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Carrico, Wright, Bowling
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Puller, Smith, Marsh
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (86-Y 9-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (86-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1513ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 772 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0772)


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 10 minutes.