Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. (HB768)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from co-patrons Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), and Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may distribute funds from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund to reimburse an entity that offers a firearms safety or training course or class approved by the Department free of charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, and family abuse. The bill also requires that, upon the issuance of a protective order, the petitioner for the order be provided with a list of such approved courses or classes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100430D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB768)
01/29/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 3-N)
01/29/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2016Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Speaker ruled Amendments by Delegate Simon not germane
02/15/2016Engrossed by House
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (78-Y 21-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/02/2016Continued to 2017 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Finance