Convicted felons; restoration of firearms rights. (SB434)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restoration of firearms rights; convicted felons. Requires the court to find by clear and convincing evidence that a person convicted of a violent felony, whose civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority, who has petitioned for a permit to possess or carry a firearm is not a risk to public safety and poses no present or future danger to himself or others prior to granting the petition and issuing the permit. Current law provides for a standard of good cause shown. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103250D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18105189D-S1
01/17/2018Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)