Muzzleloader firearms; definition. (SB953)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Muzzleloader firearms; definition. Incorporates the Virginia criminal law definition of a muzzleloader into the current statutory definitions of muzzleloading pistol, muzzleloading rifle, and muzzleloading shotgun located in the Game and Inland Fisheries Title. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102126D
12/31/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2017Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB953)
01/26/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Amendment by Delegate Marshall, D.W. agreed to
02/10/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/10/2017Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB953ER)
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB953ER)
02/16/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 161 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)