Firearms; transfer at gun shows, voluntary background check. (HB823)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms at gun shows; voluntary background check. Requires the Department of State Police to be available to perform background checks for non-dealer sales at gun shows if a party involved in a transaction wants one. The promoter of the firearms show shall furnish the Department of State Police sufficient facilities to perform the background checks and shall reimburse the Department of State Police for its actual costs. In order for the bill to become effective, the U.S. Department of Justice must approve the policies and procedures that the Department of State Police will use to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103376D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/10/2014Impact statement from VCSC (HB823)
01/14/2014Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB823)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB823)
02/12/2014Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety