Protective orders; person subject to an order is prohibited from possessing a firearm, penalty. (SB909)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Prohibits a person who is subject to a protective order from possessing a firearm; currently, such person is only prohibited from purchasing or transporting a firearm. Such conduct is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101399D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB909)
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB909)
01/26/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)