Firearms; restoration of rights of convicted felons. (SB1464)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restoration of firearm rights; convicted felons. Requires the court to find by clear and convincing evidence that a convicted felon, whose civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority, petitioning for a permit to possess or carry a firearm is not a risk to public safety and poses no present or future danger to himself or others prior to granting the petition and issuing the permit. Current law provides for a standard of good cause shown. The bill requires the court to conduct a hearing on such petition, where current law requires a hearing only if requested by the petitioner or the attorney for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103482D
01/16/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2017Committee amendments
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed to LIS only 17104653D-S1
01/23/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (3-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)