Involuntary mental health treatment; minors, access to firearms. (SB669)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary mental health treatment; minors; access to firearms. Provides that a person who, while a minor 14 years of age or older, was ordered to involuntary inpatient or outpatient treatment or was subject to a temporary detention order and agreed to voluntary admission (i) is subject to the same restrictions on possessing, purchasing, or transporting a firearm as an adult who was similarly ordered to involuntary treatment or was subject to a temporary detention order and agreed to voluntary admission and (ii) may utilize the same procedure as such adult for petitioning for the restoration of such person's firearm rights. The bill also sets out procedures for the submission of any involuntary treatment order or certification of voluntary admission subsequent to a temporary detention order involving a minor 14 years of age or older to the Central Criminal Records Exchange for purposes of determining a person's eligibility to possess, purchase, or transport a firearm that mirror the current procedures for the submission of such orders or certifications for adults. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100320D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read first time
01/16/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB669)
01/17/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB669)
02/23/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/26/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB669ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB669ER)
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB669ER)
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (SB669ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 846 (effective 4/18/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0846)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.