Gun safes; establishes an exemption from retail sales tax. (HB172)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales tax exemption; gun safes. Establishes an exemption from retail sales tax for the purchase of a gun safe with a selling price of $1,000 or less. The bill defines a gun safe as a safe or vault that is (i) commercially available, (ii) secured with a digital or dial combination locking mechanism or biometric locking mechanism, and (iii) designed for the storage of a firearm or of ammunition for use in a firearm. Under the bill, a gun safe does not include a glass-faced cabinet. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101168D
12/22/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2018Impact statement from TAX (HB172)
01/25/2018Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Finance