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)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19104844D-S1
01/21/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/22/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1078S1)
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1078S1)
02/06/2019Left in Finance