Firearms; administration of machine gun registry, nonresident concealed handgun permits. (SB1049)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms; administration of machine gun registry, nonresident concealed handgun permits, and criminal history record checks. Requires any person registered to possess a machine gun to notify the Department of State Police (the Department) of a change of address within 30 days of such change. The bill reduces the number of photographs that an applicant for a nonresident concealed handgun permit must submit from two to one. The bill requires the form provided by the Department for a dealer to obtain criminal history record information for a firearm purchase to include a question about whether the proposed purchaser has been the subject of a temporary detention order and subsequently agreed to voluntary admission to a state facility. Current law prohibits such persons from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and provides that other mental health disqualifications be disclosed on such form. The bill requires firearms dealers to comply with the federal minimum wait time of three days after contacting the system for a background check before releasing a firearm without an approval number; under existing state law, such firearm must be released after one business day without an approval number. The bill removes the option under state law for a dealer to complete a sale if notified that a response will not be available by the end of the dealer's next business day and removes the requirement that the Department notify the dealer of such delay. The bill removes the requirement that the dealer mail the criminal history record check consent form for a person who is not a resident of Virginia to the Department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101615D
01/05/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1049)
01/18/2017Committee substitute printed 17104448D-S1
01/18/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/19/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1049)
01/20/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1049S1)
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1049S1)
01/31/2017Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)