Firearms; buyers or transferee, criminal history record check delay. (HB979)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal history record check delay. Increases from the end of the next business day to within five business days the time in which State Police must advise a dealer if its records indicate that a firearms buyer or transferee is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm and the time after which a dealer may complete the sale or transfer without a response from the State Police The bill removes the option in current law that a dealer who is advised by the State Police that a response will not be available within the required timeframe may immediately complete the sale or transfer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101803D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/14/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB979)
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