Restricted firearm ammunition; use or attempted use in the commission of a crime, penalty. (SB1444)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restricted ammunition; use or attempted use in the commission of a felony; penalty. Removes the prohibition on use or attempted use of restricted firearm ammunition in any non-felony criminal offense. The bill expands the definition of restricted firearms ammunition to include "pinched tip" bullets and expands the exception to such definition to include certain ammunition with copper cores. The bill provides that if any ammunition has been approved by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for commercial sale, it is not restricted firearms ammunition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103736D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1444)
01/18/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1444)
01/31/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17104710D-S1
02/01/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1444S1)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read second time
02/02/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104710D-S1
02/02/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1444S1
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1444S1)
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Courts of Justice