Minors; allowing access to firearms, penalty. (SB1096)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)

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 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. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 18.2-56.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102249D
12/20/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/27/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB1096)
01/16/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19104843D-S1
01/16/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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