Firearms; criminal records check be performed at a gunshow before vendor may transfer. (HB1669)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal records check; penalties.  Adds a definition of "firearms show vendor" and requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before the vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. Under current law, only licensed dealers must obtain such a check. The bill also adds a definition of "promoter" and requires that the promoter of a gun show provide vendors with access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal background check. Amends § 54.1-4200, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102753D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/12/2011Impact statement from (HB1669)
01/12/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB1669)
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1669)
01/31/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/03/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 1-N)
02/08/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety