Firearms; possession or transportation following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes. (SB943)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes; restoration of rights; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, assault and battery of a family or household member, or sexual battery from 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 possess or transport a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102696D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB943)
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB943)
01/26/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Reconsidered by Courts of Justice
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104361D-S1
01/28/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB943S1)
02/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB943S1)
02/11/2015Left in Finance