Switchblade knives; manufacture and distribution. (SB1251)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Manufacture and distribution of switchblade knives. Exempts from the prohibition on selling or possessing switchblade knives the possession of any switchblade knife by a manufacturer or distributor in the course of his employment, or employee thereof in the course of his employment, and the wholesale or retail sale of a switchblade knife by a manufacturer or distributor through which the switchblade knife is shipped to any person outside of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102677D
01/05/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2019Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Placed on Calendar
01/21/2019Read first time
01/21/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/15/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107204D-H1
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19107204D-H1
02/20/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1251H1
02/20/2019Passed House with substitute (57-Y 42-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Title replaced 19107204D-H1
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1251ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2019Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form