Felons; restoration of firearms rights, report to State Police. (HB377)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal law; restoration of firearms rights; report to State Police. Provides a mechanism for reporting to the Department of State Police when a circuit court restores a felon's right to possess, transport, and carry a firearm, ammunition for a firearm, or a stun weapon. The bill provides that prior to entry of a restoration order, the petitioner's fingerprints and petition shall be sent to the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE), which shall forward the petitioner's criminal history record information to the court, which shall inform the attorney for the Commonwealth that the criminal history record information is available for review. If the order is issued, the Department of State Police shall enter the petitioner's name and description in the CCRE so that law-enforcement personnel accessing the CCRE will be aware of the order's existence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100973D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB377)
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed 16104972D-H1
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2016Assigned to sub: Public Safety
02/04/2016Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2016Left in Appropriations