Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty. (SB1034)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
10/30/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100185D
10/30/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/06/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB1034)
01/16/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2604 and SB1446.

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