Protective orders; possession of firearms, penalty. (HB1391)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; possession of firearms. Provides that it is unlawful for any person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for family abuse, including any extensions of such order, to possess any firearm while the order is in effect. The bill also provides that such person may continue to possess and transport a firearm for 24 hours after being served with the order for the purposes of selling or transferring the firearm to another person. Under current law, such person is already prohibited from transporting or purchasing a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


02/01/2016Introduced at the request of Governor
02/01/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104976D
02/01/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/02/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1391)
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1391)
02/05/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Committee substitute printed 16105189D-H1
02/05/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1391H1)
02/08/2016Read first time
02/09/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1391H1)
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105189D-H1
02/09/2016Amendment by Delegate Murphy agreed to
02/09/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1391EH1
02/09/2016Printed as engrossed 16105189D-EH1
02/10/2016Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/10/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1391EH1)
02/17/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1391EH1)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1391ER)
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 (HB1391ER)
02/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1391ER)
02/26/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 48 (effective 7/1/16)
02/26/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.