Firearms; possession or transportation following certain crimes. (HB459)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or transportation of firearms following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes; restoration of rights; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery when the person intentionally selects the person against whom a simple assault is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color, or national origin from possessing or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides for a process by which a person convicted of such crimes may petition the circuit court for a reinstatement of his right to possess or transport a firearm. This bill was incorporated into HB 1288. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101863D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/06/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB459)
01/27/2020Assigned PS sub: Firearms
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1288-Murphy)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB459)
02/11/2020Left in Public Safety