Firearms; possession within residence of victim by persons subject to protective orders. (SB554)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or transportation of firearms; certain emergency protective orders; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for the physical possession of a firearm while in the residence of the alleged victim or the transport of a firearm by a person subject to an emergency protective order issued as a result of an assault and battery against a family or household member.
Amends § 18.2-308.1:4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/16/2012 Presented and ordered printed 12103177D
  • 01/16/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/23/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB554)
  • 01/30/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2012 Read second time
  • 02/01/2012 Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/01/2012 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/01/2012 Engrossed by Senate as amended SB554E
  • 02/01/2012 Printed as engrossed 12103177D-E
  • 02/02/2012 Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB554E)
  • 02/13/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/13/2012 Read first time
  • 02/13/2012 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 02/15/2012 Assigned MPPS sub: #1
  • 02/16/2012 Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
  • 02/17/2012 Continued to 2013 in Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 11/29/2012 Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety