Concealed handgun permits; background check, exemption for permit holders. (HB2029)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; fees; background check; exemption for permit holders. Provides that a licensed firearms dealer does not have to have a criminal background check performed to determine a person's eligibility to purchase a firearm if the purchaser possesses a valid concealed handgun permit and presents a photo ID issued by an agency of the Commonwealth or the Department of Defense. The bill increases from $10 to $20 the fee charged by the circuit court clerk for processing an application and issuing a permit. The bill also sets at $30 the maximum fee that is charged for conducting a background investigation of an applicant for a concealed handgun permit. Of this maximum $30 fee, $10 must be paid to the State Police for conducting the background check on the applicant and for conducting periodic background checks during the lifetime of any permit, and the local law-enforcement agency may charge a fee not to exceed the remaining $20. The bill also requires that the State Police, in preparing the report from the Central Criminal Records Exchange for the circuit court with regard to an applicant for a concealed handgun permit, shall initiate a search of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for purposes of obtaining criminal history record information regarding the applicant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103116D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB2029)
01/23/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2029)
02/04/2015Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB2029)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104235D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104235D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2029H1
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2029H1)
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (65-Y 35-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB2029H1)
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2029H1)
02/24/2015Left in Finance


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.