Firearms; allowing access by minors, penalty. (HB2285)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Allowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who negligently leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under the age of 14 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Amends § 18.2-56.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102156D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/09/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2285)
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)
02/05/2019Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

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