Transfer of certain firearms; identification requirement. (HB273)

Introduced By

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 »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103056D
12/31/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/18/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
01/29/2016Stricken from docket by Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB206.