Firearms, certain; identification requirement. (HB206)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), and Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of certain firearms; identification requirement. Allows Virginia residents to purchase a firearm by presenting only one photo-identification form issued by a governmental agency of the Commonwealth or by the U.S. Department of Defense that demonstrates that the prospective purchaser resides in Virginia. The bill provides that a member of the armed forces whose photo identification issued by the Department of Defense does not have a Virginia address may establish his Virginia residency with such photo identification and permanent orders assigning the purchaser to a duty post, including the Pentagon, in Virginia. Current law requires photo identification and another document that establishes residency, such as a lease or utility bill, and that includes an address that matches the photo identification. Read the Bill »


04/08/2016: signed by governor


12/28/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101061D
12/28/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/18/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB206)
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Committee substitute printed 16104719D-H1
02/01/2016Read first time
02/02/2016Read second time
02/02/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104719D-H1
02/02/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB206H1
02/03/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB206H1)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB206ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB206ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/08/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 727 (effective 7/1/16)
04/08/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0727)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB273.