Firearms; criminal history records check required for transfer, penalties. (SB1001)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal history records check; penalties. Adds a definition of "firearms show vendor" and requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before the vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. Under current law, only licensed dealers must obtain such a check. The bill also requires that the promoter of a firearms show provide vendors with access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal history record information check. Amends § 54.1-4200, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/23/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103115D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/10/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (SB1001)
  • 01/23/2013 Committee substitute printed to Web only 13104236D-S1
  • 01/23/2013 Incorporates SB911
  • 01/23/2013 Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/24/2013 Incorporates SB911