Firearms; criminal history record information check, penalties. (SB694)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on a prospective transferee before a firearms show vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. The bill defines a "firearms show vendor" as a person who (i) is not a licensed dealer in Virginia; (ii) exhibits, sells, offers for sale, transfers, or exchanges any firearm at a firearms show; and (iii) has paid or given some other thing of value to the promoter for the opportunity to sell guns at the gun show. Under current law, only licensed dealers must obtain such a check. The bill also requires the promoter of a firearms show to provide firearms show vendors access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal history record information check. Read the Bill »


01/26/2015: Merged into SB993


11/25/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100384D
11/25/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/25/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB694)
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB694)
01/26/2015Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB993-Lucas) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)