Protective orders; possession of firearms, penalty. (SB1078)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Protective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an act of violence, force, or threat to possess a firearm while the order is in effect, which is equivalent to the existing penalty for possession of a firearm by a person subject to a permanent protective order for family abuse. The bill also provides that such person may continue to possess and transport a firearm for 24 hours after being served with the order for the purposes of selling or transferring the firearm to another person. Amends § 18.2-308.1:4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

12/13/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
12/13/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100829D
12/13/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/14/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB1078)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Courts of Justice committee on 01/21/2019. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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