Handguns; eliminates prohibition on purchasing more than one in a 30-day period. (SB323)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from co-patrons Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), and Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of handguns; eliminate limitation on handgun purchases.  Eliminates the prohibition on purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100650D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N)
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Passed by for the day
02/02/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2012Passed by for the day
02/06/2012Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/17/2012Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read second time
02/21/2012Passed by for the day
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Passed House (64-Y 32-N)
02/22/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB323ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB323ER)
02/28/2012Signed by President
03/13/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 257 (effective 7/1/12)
03/13/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)


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 13 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB940.