Firearms; transfer, criminal history record check delay. (HB949)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal history record check delay; penalty. Increases from the end of the next business day to within five business days the time in which State Police must advise a dealer if its records indicate that a firearms buyer or transferee is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm and the time after which a dealer may complete the sale or transfer without a response from the State Police. The bill removes the option in current law that a dealer may immediately complete the sale or transfer if he is advised by the State Police that a response will not be available within the required timeframe. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101611D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB949)
01/17/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB949)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety