Protective orders; possession of firearms; felony. (SB1039)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Amends § 18.2-308.1:4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101808D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1039)
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1039)
01/23/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed 17104564D-S1
01/23/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1039S1)
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1039S1)
01/31/2017Passed by indefinitely in Finance (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2044.