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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/09/2018Committee
12/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100229D
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)
02/05/2019Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Comments

Tim Greene writes:

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

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