Pneumatic gun ordinance; allows locality to prohibit possession on school property, etc., exception. (SB389)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pneumatic gun ordinances.  Allows localities to enact an ordinance to prohibit the possession of pneumatic guns on school property, at school functions held on public property, and on school buses. The bill further provides that an ordinance may not prohibit possession or use of a pneumatic gun by law-enforcement officers or as part of the school's curriculum or activities. Amends § 15.2-915.4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101272D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/07/2012 Reported from Local Government with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Read second time
  • 02/10/2012 Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/10/2012 Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/10/2012 Engrossed by Senate as amended SB389E
  • 02/10/2012 Printed as engrossed 12101272D-E
  • 02/13/2012 Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/15/2012 Read first time
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 02/22/2012 Assigned MPPS sub: #1
  • 02/24/2012 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/24/2012 Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety


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 2 minutes.