Protective orders; possession of firearms, felony. (HB2044)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; possession of firearms; felony. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an act of violence, force, or threat to possess a firearm while the order is in effect, which is equivalent to the existing penalty for possession of a firearm by a person subject to a permanent protective order for family abuse. The bill also provides that such person may continue to possess and transport a firearm for 24 hours after being served with the order for the purposes of selling or transferring the firearm to another person. The bill also requires that any person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm because he is subject to a permanent protective order certify in writing to the clerk of the court that issued the order within 48 hours after being served with the order that any firearm in his possession has been sold or transferred. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101807D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB2044)
01/17/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2044)
02/07/2017Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1039.