Protective orders; person must surrender any firearms, penalty. (HB2328)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; surrender of firearms; penalty. Provides that a person who is subject to a protective order must surrender any firearm possessed by him to the court within 24 hours of being served with the protective order. The court shall prepare a written receipt, which shall be signed by the person surrendering the firearm, containing the name of the person, the date on which it was surrendered, and the manufacturer, model, and serial number of the firearm and provide a copy of the receipt to the court. The bill provides further that the person may present the copy of the receipt to the court upon the expiration of the protective order and the court shall then return the firearm. The failure to surrender a firearm is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also prohibits a person who is subject to a protective order from possessing a firearm, where currently such person is only prohibited from purchasing or transporting a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15100711D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/26/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB2328)
01/28/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety