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. Amends § 59.1-148.3, 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 12103109D
  • 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 (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2012 Read first time
  • 02/07/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/08/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/08/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-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 (15-Y 0-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 Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/23/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB943ER)
  • 02/23/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/08/2012 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 03/08/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 03/08/2012 Governor's substitute printed 12106015D-H1
  • 03/10/2012 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
  • 03/10/2012 VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/10/2012 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/10/2012 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 03/10/2012 Reenrolled
  • 03/10/2012 Reenrolled bill text (HB943ER2)
  • 03/10/2012 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 03/10/2012 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 03/10/2012 Enacted, Chapter 218 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/10/2012 G 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.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.