Concealed handgun permits; completion of firearms training, etc., may be done electronically. (SB1528)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), and Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Concealed handgun permits; handgun competence demonstration. Provides that the completion of a firearms training or safety course conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor may be done electronically or on-line. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 091535328
01/23/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2009Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Placed on Calendar
02/12/2009Read first time
02/12/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/20/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Enrolled
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1528ER)
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Vetoed by Governor
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Passed in enrolled form (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Governor's veto overridden (73-Y 23-N)
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 779 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009Governor's veto overridden
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 780 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009Passed in enrolled form not withstanding Governor's objections (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Pending question ordered
04/08/2009Governor's veto overridden (73-Y 23-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (73-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Bill became law, Chapter 780 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)

Video

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 4 minutes.

Comments

Alice Mountjoy writes:

This bill is misnamed. If this bill passes, it will weaken requirements for oversight over "competence" by allowing a one hour online course to satisfy the requirement for competence before a permit is issued to carry a concealed weapon. You will not even have to own a handgun to qualify to carry it secretly in public... much less know how to shoot...or even see!