Firearms; purchase, etc., by persons admitted to an inpatient mental health facility. (SB641)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms by persons voluntarily admitted to an inpatient mental health facility; penalty. Prohibits a person voluntarily admitted to a state hospital or mental health facility for inpatient treatment from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm while receiving inpatient treatment and for two weeks following the date on which he is discharged from inpatient treatment. The bill requires the state hospital or mental health facility to notify the person seeking admission of such prohibition, to receive written consent from the person seeking admission to have his firearm rights temporarily revoked, and to disclose information regarding his admission to treatment to the State Police for entry in the Central Criminal Records Exchange prior to admitting such person for treatment. Read the Bill »


01/10/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100260D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB641)