Carrying or storing firearms in motor vehicles and vessels; exceptions, penalty. (HB568)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carrying or storing firearms in motor vehicles and vessels; exceptions; penalty. Provides that any person possessing or storing a firearm in a motor vehicle or vessel shall secure such firearm in a locked container, other than a glove box, that is not within the dominion and control of or readily accessible for prompt and immediate use by any person within the motor vehicle. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit. A violation is punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500. The bill also removes the current exception for carrying a concealed weapon for any person who may lawfully possess a firearm and is carrying a handgun while in a personal, private motor vehicle or vessel and such handgun is secured in a container or compartment in the vehicle or vessel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104808D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB568)
02/11/2020Left in Public Safety