Firearms; trigger activators designed to increase the rate of fire, prohibition, penalty. (SB1163)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), and Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trigger activators designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank or bump-fire device, that is designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. A violation is punishable as a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100713D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB1163)
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1163)
01/16/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2019Left in Finance