Restoration of firearms rights; any person may petition court to restore his right, etc. (HB1699)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restoration of firearms rights.  Requires that an audio tape or other recording be made of a hearing requested by a person to restore his right to possess or carry a firearm after being acquitted by reason of insanity, adjudicated legally incompetent or mentally incapacitated, or involuntarily committed for mandatory treatment. In addition, the bill defines "treatment record" and makes parallel the process for the request and conduct of a hearing to restore firearms rights under these circumstances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101180D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1699)
01/24/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Committee substitute printed 11105146D-H1
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105146D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1699H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Committee substitute printed 11105410D-S1
02/22/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Floor substitute printed 11105531D-S2 (Reynolds)
02/23/2011Committee substitute rejected 11105410D-S1
02/23/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2011Substitute by Senator Reynolds agreed to 11105531D-S2
02/23/2011Passed by for the day
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1699S2
02/24/2011Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Placed on Calendar
02/24/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105531D-S2 (85-Y 6-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (85-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1699ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/09/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1699ER)
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (74-Y 24-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1699ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)


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 5 minutes.