Firearms in locked vehicles; immunity from liability. (HB171)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms in locked vehicles; immunity from liability. Provides that no person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business owner may prohibit a person who lawfully possesses a firearm from storing that firearm in a locked motor vehicle. The bill provides civil immunity for such persons, property owners, tenants, employers, or business owners. The provisions of the bill would not apply to possession of firearms on school property, nor would the provisions apply to vehicles owned or leased by an employer or business and used by an employee in the course of his employment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102079D
01/06/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Committee substitute printed 10105360D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (41-Y 55-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105360D-H1
02/15/2010Amendment by Delegate Armstrong rejected (41-Y 55-N)
02/15/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (41-Y 55-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB171H1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/01/2010Assigned Courts sub: Special
03/08/2010Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.