Firearms; confiscation, reporting, and return by law enforcement. (SB608)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Confiscation, reporting, and return of firearms by law enforcement. Replaces current requirements that law-enforcement agencies report information regarding confiscated firearms to the Department of State Police with a requirement that information be reported to a firearms tracing system maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice. The bill requires law-enforcement agencies to return stolen firearms to the rightful owner unless the person is prohibited from possessing the firearm or it is needed in a criminal prosecution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103595D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB608)
02/12/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/19/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read second time
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/23/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB608ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB608ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 214 (effective 7/1/16)