Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of undetectable firearms; penalty. (HB1691)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of undetectable firearms; penalty. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any firearm that after removal of all parts other than a major component, defined in the bill, is not detectable as a firearm by the types of detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used at airports for security screening. The bill also updates language regarding the types of detection devices that are used at airports for detecting plastic firearms. Amends § 18.2-308.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/17/2019: Subcommittee Recommends Killing the Bill

History

DateAction
12/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100229D
12/09/2018Committee
12/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/11/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1691)
01/14/2019Referred from Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1691)
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

Comments

Tim Greene writes:

There is already a federal law covering undetectable firearms. This is a waste of legislative time.

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