Firearms shows; voluntary background checks by Department of State Police. (HB1386)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms shows; voluntary background checks; penalties. Requires the Department of State Police to be available to perform background checks for non-dealer sales at gun shows if requested by a party involved in a transaction. The promoter of the firearms shall furnish the Department of State Police sufficient facilities to perform the background checks. In order for the bill to become effective, the U.S. Department of Justice must approve the policies and procedures that the Department of State Police will use to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16100557D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/25/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1386)
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1386)
02/05/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Committee substitute printed 16105192D-H1
02/05/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1386H1)
02/08/2016Read first time
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105192D-H1
02/09/2016Amendment by Delegate Lingamfelter agreed to
02/09/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1386EH1
02/09/2016Printed as engrossed 16105192D-EH1
02/10/2016Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/10/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1386EH1)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1386ER)
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
02/23/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1386ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1386ER)
02/26/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 45 (effective - see bill)
02/26/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)


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 54 seconds.