Firearms; reporting when lost or stolen. (HB43)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)

Progress

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

Description

Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires a person who lawfully possesses a firearm to report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 24 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft. The bill requires the relevant law-enforcement agency to enter the report information into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). A violation is punishable by a civil penalty of $50 for a first offense and not less than $100 or more than $250 for any subsequent offense. The bill provides that a person who, in good faith, reports the loss or theft is immune from criminal or civil liability for acts or omissions that result from the loss or theft; the immunity does not apply to a person who knowingly gives a false report. The bill does not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/30/2017Committee
11/30/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101053D
11/30/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB43)
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/12/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB119.