Firearms; purchase by persons intending to commit act of terrorism, penalty. (SB263)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Firearms; purchase by persons intending to commit act of terrorism; penalty. Provides that any person who, having the present intention to commit, conspire to commit, or aid and abet in the commission of an act of terrorism, purchases a firearm is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and any person who sells a firearm to a person who has expressed such an intention is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill provides that any such person shall also be disqualified from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. The bill further provides that any person who is listed on the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is disqualified from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. A second enactment clause provides that the provisions related to the Terrorist Watchlist will not go into effect unless the U.S. Department of Justice approves the policies and procedures set out in the bill. Amends § 18.2-308.2:1, § 18.2-308.2:3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/06/2016: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102419D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB263)
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB263)
01/27/2016Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)