Concealed handgun permits, out-of-state; photo identification issued by government agency, etc. (SB610)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recognition of out-of-state concealed handgun permits. Provides that a holder of a concealed handgun permit issued by any state who is at least 21 years of age is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia. The bill requires the Attorney General to enter into agreements for reciprocal recognition with other states that require an agreement to be in place before the state will recognize a Virginia concealed handgun permit as valid in the state. Current law recognizes concealed handgun permits issued by states that (i) provide a 24-hour-a-day means of verification of the validity of the permits issued in that state and (ii) have requirements and qualifications that are adequate to prevent possession of a permit by persons who would be denied a permit in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103528D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Committee substitute printed 16104859D-S1
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Incorporates SB616
01/27/2016Incorporates SB699
01/27/2016Incorporates SB764
01/28/2016Incorporates SB616
01/28/2016Incorporates SB699
01/28/2016Incorporates SB764
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104859D-S1
02/01/2016Passed by for the day
02/02/2016Passed by for the day
02/03/2016Passed by for the day
02/04/2016Read second time
02/04/2016Committee substitute reconsidered (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Committee substitute rejected 16104859D-S1
02/04/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2016Floor substitute printed to Web only 16105235D-S2 (Reeves)
02/04/2016Substitute #1 by Senator Reeves withdrawn 16105235D-S2
02/04/2016Floor substitute printed 16105199D-S3 (Reeves)
02/04/2016Substitute #2 by Senator Reeves agreed to 16105199D-S3
02/04/2016Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB610S3
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB610S3)
02/08/2016Placed on Calendar
02/08/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2016Referred from Courts of Justice
02/10/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/12/2016Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Committee substitute printed 16105457D-H1
02/15/2016Read second time
02/16/2016Passed by until Friday, February 19, 2016
02/17/2016Motion to reconsider pass by until Friday, February 19, 2016 agreed to
02/17/2016Passed by for the day
02/18/2016Passed by for the day
02/19/2016Read third time
02/19/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105457D-H1
02/19/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB610H1
02/19/2016Passed House with substitute (69-Y 29-N)
02/19/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB610H1)
02/22/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Title replaced 16105457D-H1
02/22/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB610ER)
02/22/2016Signed by President
02/22/2016Signed by Speaker
02/22/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/22/16
02/22/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 29, 2016
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB610ER)
02/26/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 46 (effective 7/1/16)
02/26/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0046)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.