Firearms; possession following a misdemeanor conviction of certain crimes. (SB510)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of firearms following conviction of certain crimes; penalty. Prohibits any person who is convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or assault and battery of a family member involving the use of force from possessing, transporting, or carrying a firearm or any other weapon for a period of five years following his conviction. A violation would constitute a Class 6 felony. The bill also provides for the forfeiture of any weapon possessed, transported, or carried in violation of the prohibition. Finally, the bill provides for a process by which a violator may petition the circuit court for a reinstatement of his rights to possess, transport, or carry a weapon. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103538D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/09/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB510)
01/13/2014Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 2-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Committee substitute printed 14104062D-S1
01/27/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB510S1)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104062D-S1
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB510S1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 6-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/14/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/04/2014Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.