Violent felony; possession of firearm on school property prohibited, penalty. (SB903)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Definition of violent felony; penalty.  Removes an "and" in two places in the list of violent felonies to make it clear that a person does not need to be convicted of each felony in the clause in order to have a listed offense qualify as a violent felony. In one clause, the two felonies are  18.2-308.1 (possession of weapon on school property) and  18.2-308.2 (possession of firearm by a felon) and in the other clause, the two offenses are  18.2-379 (employing or permitting minor to assist in offense under obscenity article) and  18.2-381 (second offense under obscenity article). The bill also makes it clear that one conviction under  18.2-381 (second offense under obscenity article) qualifies as a violent felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100683D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Impact statement from (SB903)
01/12/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB903)
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Committee substitute printed 11104476D-S1
01/27/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB903S1)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104476D-S1
02/01/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB903S1
02/02/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/16/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB903ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB903ER)
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 282 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0282)
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB903ER)


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 55 seconds.