Concealed weapons and concealed handgun permits; reorganizing & recodifying law related to carrying. (HB1833)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reorganizing and recodifying the law related to carrying concealed weapons and concealed handgun permits. Reorganizes the existing 18.2-308 into a new Article 6.1 in Chapter 7 of Title 18.2. The new article creates separate, discrete sections to address the general criminal prohibition against carrying concealed weapons; the requirements for applying for a concealed handgun permit; the process the circuit court follows in reviewing, issuing, and denying permits; the appeals process procedures for nonresidents to obtain permits; the renewal process disqualifications; and other procedural issues currently addressed in 18.2-308. The bill also contains numerous technical amendments. This bill does not make any substantive changes to existing law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100666D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/11/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2013Read first time
01/15/2013Passed by for the day
01/16/2013Read second time
01/16/2013Speaker ruled Amendments by Delegate Morrissey not germane
01/16/2013Engrossed by House
01/17/2013Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/17/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/18/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1833ER)
02/14/2013Signed by Speaker
02/14/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 746 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB1833ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 746 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)