Law enforcement, local; fees for concealed handgun permits, courthouse and courtroom security. (HB1458)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local law enforcement; fees for concealed handgun permits; courthouse and courtroom security; assessment. Eliminates (i) the fee, under current law up to $35, that a local law-enforcement agency is permitted to charge for conducting the background investigation for a concealed handgun permit and (ii) the requirement that the local law-enforcement agency forward to the State Police any amount assessed by the FBI for providing criminal history record information in the background investigation. The bill makes discretionary the current mandatory fee of up to $10 charged by the clerk for processing a concealed handgun permit application or issuing a permit. The bill increases from $10 to $20 the maximum amount, designated solely to fund courthouse and courtroom security, that a local governing body may assess against a convicted defendant as part of the costs in a criminal or traffic case in district or circuit court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100073D
12/05/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/10/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/11/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB1458)
01/12/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/13/2017Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2017Committee substitute printed 17104112D-H1
01/13/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB1458)
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1458H1)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1458)
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations