Concealed weapons; person may carry a handgun in motor vehicle or vessel if secured in compartment. (HB885)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of concealed weapons.  Creates a new exemption to the general prohibition against carrying concealed weapons by allowing a person who may lawfully possess a firearm to carry a handgun in a private motor vehicle or boat if the handgun is secured in a container or compartment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102254D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (3-Y 1-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Committee substitute printed 10104822D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104822D-H1
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB885H1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (74-Y 25-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (74-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/01/2010Assigned Courts sub: Special
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of amendments waived
03/10/2010Committee amendments agreed to
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/10/2010Passed Senate with amendments (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010Senate amendments agreed to by House (69-Y 28-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (69-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB885ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (71-Y 24-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (71-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB885ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 841 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0841)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.