Concealed handgun permit applications; removes option for locality to require fingerprints. (HB754)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), and Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permit applications; fingerprints.  Removes the option for a locality to require that an applicant for a concealed handgun permit submit fingerprints as part of the application. Amends § 18.2-308, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2012 Committee
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102570D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 02/02/2012 Assigned MPPS sub: #1
  • 02/02/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
  • 02/03/2012 Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2012 Read first time
  • 02/07/2012 Read second time
  • 02/07/2012 Amendment #1 by Delegate Morrissey rejected
  • 02/07/2012 Speaker ruled Amendment #2 by Delegate Morrissey not germane
  • 02/07/2012 Speaker ruled Amendment #3 by Delegate Morrissey not germane
  • 02/07/2012 Engrossed by House
  • 02/08/2012 Read third time and passed House (74-Y 22-N)
  • 02/08/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/09/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/15/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2012 Read third time
  • 02/20/2012 Passed by temporarily
  • 02/20/2012 Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/23/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB754ER)
  • 02/23/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/08/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 175 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/08/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0175)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 22 minutes.