Firearms; criminal history record information check before transfer, penalties. (HB1773)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before a vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. A violation is a Class 6 felony. A definition of "vendor" is added. The bill also requires that the promoter of a firearms show post notice of the requirement for a criminal history record information check and provide vendors with access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal history record information check. The bill repeals a provision added by the 2016 Session of the General Assembly that requires the Department of State Police to be available to perform background checks for non-dealer sales at firearms shows if requested by a party involved in a transaction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101549D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1773)
01/17/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety