Felons; restoration of firearms rights, report to State Police. (HB366)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), and Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restoration of firearms rights; report to State Police. Provides a mechanism for reporting to the Department of State Police when a circuit court restores a felon's right to possess, transport, and carry a firearm, ammunition for a firearm, or a stun weapon. The bill provides that if a court enters an order restoring a felon's right, the order shall contain the felon's name and date of birth and the clerk of the court shall certify and forward the restoration order to the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE). The bill provides that the Department of State Police, upon receipt of the restoration order, shall enter the felon's name and description in the CCRE so that law-enforcement personnel accessing the CCRE will be aware of the order's existence. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


03/01/2018: passed committee


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103753D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB366)
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2018Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB366E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18103753D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB366E)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Rereferred to Finance
03/01/2018Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2018Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Passed by for the day
03/08/2018Read third time
03/08/2018Passed by for the day
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 34 seconds.