Firearms; prohibited at certain preschools and child day centers. (SB79)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or on a school bus is prohibited. Under current law, the list of such schools only includes public, private, or religious elementary, middle, or high schools. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101238D
12/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/11/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB79)
01/17/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2018Passed by indefinitely in Finance (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)