Firearms; criminal history record information check on transferee; penalties. (SB39)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) 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; criminal history record information 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. In order to be a "firearms show vendor" the person must have paid or given other thing of value to the promoter for the opportunity to sell guns at the 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 access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal history record information check. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100979D
12/16/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/30/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB39)
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB39)
01/22/2014Committee substitute printed to Web only 14104063D-S1
01/22/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB39)
03/24/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB39S1)