Service handguns; certain law-enforcement officers to purchase. (HB943)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of service handguns; certain law-enforcement officers. Permits certain law-enforcement officers to purchase their service handgun after 15 years of service. Current law requires law-enforcement officers to have served 20 years before they may purchase their service handgun. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103109D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/02/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read first time
02/07/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB943ER)
02/23/2012Signed by Speaker
02/23/2012Signed by President
03/08/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
03/08/2012Placed on Calendar
03/08/2012Governor's substitute printed 12106015D-H1
03/10/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/10/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB943ER2)
03/10/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/10/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
03/10/2012Enacted, Chapter 218 (effective 7/1/12)
03/10/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0218)


This bill mentions Hanover.


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 2 minutes.