Firearms, transfer of; criminal history record information check, penalties. (SB432)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before a vendor, defined in the bill, may transfer firearms at a gun show. A violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill also requires that the promoter of a firearms show post notice of the requirement for a criminal history record information check and provide vendors with access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal history record information check. The bill repeals a provision added by the 2016 Session of the General Assembly that requires the Department of State Police to be available to perform background checks for non-dealer sales at firearms shows if requested by a party involved in a transaction. Read the Bill »


01/15/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101009D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB432)
01/15/2018Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB5-Ebbin) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB717.