Firearm transfers; penalties. (SB220)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Firearm transfers; penalties. Creates a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person who is not a licensed dealer to sell, rent, trade, or transfer a firearm to any other person who is not a licensed dealer. The bill also creates a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person who is not a licensed dealer to buy, rent, trade, or transfer a firearm from any other person who is not a licensed dealer. The bill exempts certain transfers, such as between immediate family members, by operation of law, and when the transfer is temporary and is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm or occurs while in the continuous presence of the owner of the firearm. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101955D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)