Firearms; purchase, possession, or transportation following convictions for certain misdemeanors. (HB2085)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes; restoration of rights; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, assault and battery of a family or household member, brandishing a firearm, or two or more convictions of assault and battery from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides for a process by which a person convicted of such crimes may petition the circuit court for a reinstatement of his rights to purchase, possess or transport a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103268D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB2085)
01/20/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2085)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety