Firearms, stolen; creates and enhances penalties. (HB1081)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum sentence to commit larceny of a firearm with the intent to sell or distribute and (ii) a Class 5 felony with a two-year mandatory minimum sentence to sell or distribute, attempt to sell or distribute, or possess with the intent to sell or distribute a stolen firearm. The bill adds a one-year mandatory minimum sentence to the crime of receiving a stolen firearm, which is a Class 6 felony. Finally, the bill increases the mandatory minimum sentences for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, if such firearm was stolen, from three years to five years for a first offense and from five years to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101473D
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1081)
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1081)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice