Firearm locks required for sale or transfer of handguns; warning against accessibility to children. (SB893)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Firearm locks required for sale or transfer of handguns; warning against accessibility to children; penalty. Makes it unlawful for any licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer to sell, deliver, or transfer any handgun to any person (i) other than a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer, unless the transferee is provided with a locking device for that handgun, or (ii) unless the handgun is accompanied by a warning, in conspicuous and legible type in capital letters printed on a label affixed to the gun and on a separate sheet of paper included within the packaging enclosing the handgun, that handguns should be locked and kept away from children and that there may be civil and criminal liability for failing to do so. There are exceptions for law-enforcement and governmental agencies. Read the Bill »

Status

12/20/2016: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
12/20/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100525D
12/20/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB893)
01/18/2017Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)