Firearms; possession, etc., following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes, penalty. (HB1544)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes; restoration of rights; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, assault and battery of a family or household member, brandishing a firearm, or two or more convictions of assault and battery from possessing or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides for a process by which a person convicted of such crimes may petition the circuit court for a reinstatement of his right to possess or transport a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103621D
01/19/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1544)
01/19/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1544)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice