Concealed handgun permits; recognition of out-of-state permits. (HB1163)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recognition of out-of-state concealed handgun permits. Provides that a holder of a concealed handgun permit issued by any state who is at least 21 years of age is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia. The bill requires the Attorney General to enter into agreements for reciprocal recognition with other states that require an agreement to be in place before the state will recognize a Virginia concealed handgun permit as valid in the state. Current law recognizes concealed handgun permits issued by states that (i) provide a 24-hour-a-day means of verification of the validity of the permits issued in that state and (ii) have requirements and qualifications that are adequate to prevent possession of a permit by persons who would be denied a permit in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103483D
01/14/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103483D
01/14/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/19/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 1-N)
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1163)
02/05/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Committee substitute printed 16105197D-H1
02/05/2016Incorporates HB12
02/05/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1163)
02/08/2016Read first time
02/09/2016Floor substitute printed 16105372D-H2 (Webert)
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee substitute rejected 16105197D-H1
02/09/2016Substitute by Delegate Webert agreed to 16105372D-H2
02/09/2016Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1163H2
02/10/2016Read third time and passed House (72-Y 26-N)
02/10/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1163H2)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1163ER)
02/22/2016Signed by Speaker
02/22/2016Signed by President
02/22/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/22/16
02/22/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 29, 2016
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1163ER)
02/26/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 47 (effective 7/1/16)
02/26/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.