Firearms; restricting access to children, Class 1 misdemeanor. (HB1684)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restricting access to firearms by children; mental state; penalty. Removes the requirement that conduct required for a conviction of unlawfully leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under the age of 14 be reckless. The bill increases the penalty for such violation from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100228D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1684)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety