Concealed handgun permits; proof of competence. (HB2359)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; proof of competence. Makes various changes to the types of training courses permitted to satisfy the requirement to demonstrate competence with a handgun in order to obtain a concealed handgun permit, including (i) requiring that a National Rifle Association (NRA) or Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) training course focus on the use and handling of a concealed handgun; (ii) requiring that a law-enforcement officer qualify to carry a handgun rather than a firearm in the course of normal police duties; and (iii) requiring that online NRA or DCJS training courses be synchronous. The bill also eliminates certain existing methods for demonstrating competence with a handgun, including (a) completing a hunter education or safety course; (b) completing a law-enforcement firearms safety or training course offered to security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any other division of law enforcement or security enforcement; and (c) having previously held a concealed handgun permit. The bill also provides that any proof of demonstrated competence with a handgun shall expire five years from the date of completion of such course or class. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15100302D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/26/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB2359)
01/28/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2359)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety