Handguns; transfer permit required, penalties. (HB1143)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Transfer of handguns; permit required; penalties. Requires the Department of State Police to establish procedures for issuing handgun transfer permits and provides that a person who willfully and intentionally transfers a firearm to a person without a permit is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides exceptions to this requirement, including an exemption for dealers who obtain a background check. The bill provides that any person who displays a handgun transfer permit that has been revoked or suspended knowing that such permit has been revoked or suspended is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. In order for the bill to become effective, the U.S. Department of Justice must approve the policies and procedures that the Department of State Police will use to implement the provisions of the bill. Amends § 18.2-308.2:2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101635D
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1143)
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety