Terrorist Screening Database; check of Database required prior to purchasing firearm from dealer. (HB1001)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of firearms; Terrorist Screening Database. Requires a check of the Terrorist Screening Database (Database) prior to purchasing a firearm from a dealer. The bill requires the State Police to consult with the Terrorist Screening Center to determine if a potential firearms purchaser is in the Database. A person whose name is in the Database will be disqualified from purchasing a firearm. The bill provides that the Superintendent of State Police may, in consultation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, authorize a sale or transfer to a prospective buyer or transferee who is found to be in the Database if (i) said buyer or transferee is the subject of an active state or federal investigation, (ii) it is determined that denying the sale or transfer would compromise the integrity of such investigation, and (iii) such buyer or transferee is under surveillance by a state or federal law-enforcement agency. A second enactment clause provides that the bill will not go into effect unless the U.S. Department of Justice approves the policies and procedures set out in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102685D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/14/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1001)
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/27/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety