Concealed handgun permit; prohibits clerk of court from providing public access to applications. (HB79)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; access to applications and permittee information.  Prohibits a clerk of court from providing public access to concealed handgun permit applications and information regarding identifiable permittees without the written consent of the applicant or permittee. The applications and information would be available to law-enforcement agencies, and the clerk of court would be authorized to release aggregate information that does not identify individual applicants or permittees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101441D
12/30/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (87-Y 10-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (87-Y 10-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, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


Chip Woodrum writes:

A truly stupid bill. What could those delegates who voted for this have been thinking? Oh, wait...the answer is obvious--Nothing!

Megan Rhyne writes:

I knew I could count on words of wisdom from the Honorable Mister Woodrum.
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