Firearms; prohibits person in Terrorist Screening Database to purchase, etc. (HB425)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale, purchase, possession, and transport of firearms; Terrorist Screening Database. Prohibits a person who knows or has reason to know that he is in the federal Terrorist Screening Database of the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the FBI (the Database) from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. The bill disqualifies any person in the Database from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. The bill prohibits selling firearms to any person in the Database and requires dealers to obtain a Database check before transferring a firearm. The bill requires State Police to consult with the Terrorist Screening Center to determine if a potential firearm purchaser is in the Database. A second enactment clause provides that the bill will not go into effect unless the U.S. Department of Justice approves the policies and procedures set out in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101347D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/09/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB425)
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/27/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety