Firearms or ammunition for firearms; petition for permit of restoration of right to possess, venue. (HB1666)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Firearms; restoration of rights; venue. Permits a person prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a felony conviction or a juvenile adjudication of delinquency of certain offenses to petition any circuit court where his felony conviction or adjudication of delinquency occurred for restoration of his firearm rights. Under current law, the person is only permitted to petition the circuit court in the jurisdiction where he resides. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference. Amends § 18.2-308.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2015Committee
01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103161D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/14/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15103756D-H1
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103756D-H1
02/02/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1666H1
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1666H1)
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/17/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2015Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Passed by temporarily
02/18/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 2-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Enrolled
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1666ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1666ER)
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 200 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0200)

Video

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 55 seconds.