Firearms; transfer, etc., from licensed dealer. (HB1702)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer, etc., of firearms from licensed dealer; criminal history record information. Provides that a licensed firearms dealer may perform a criminal history record information check before selling, renting, trading, or transferring any firearm owned by the dealer that is not in his inventory. Current law requires that a dealer perform such a check only if the firearm is from the dealer's inventory. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100323D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1702)
01/20/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1702)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2015Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2015Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/06/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred 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
02/18/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Passed by for the day (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2015Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 94-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: DeSteph, Lingamfelter, Hope
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Garrett, Stanley, Edwards
02/26/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/26/2015Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1702ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1702ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/11/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1702ER)
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/2015Governor's substitute printed 15105774D-H1
03/30/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1702H1)
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Speaker ruled Governor's recommendation not germane
04/15/2015Communicated to Governor
04/30/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/15)
04/30/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.