Family day homes, licensed, etc.; storage of unloaded firearms in a locked container, cabinet, etc. (HB600)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during hours of operation, all firearms in a licensed family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system be stored unloaded in a locked container, compartment, or cabinet, and that all ammunition be stored in a separate locked container, compartment, or cabinet. The bill requires that the key or combination to such locked containers, compartments, or cabinets be inaccessible to all children in the home. This bill is identical to SB 593. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102002D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB600)
02/03/2020Assigned PS sub: Firearms
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 45-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2020Rereferred from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/21/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108813D-S1
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB600S1)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108813D-S1
02/25/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB600S1
02/25/2020Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Placed on Calendar
02/27/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108813D-S1 (1-Y 98-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Senate insisted on substitute (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/03/2020House acceded to request
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2020Delegates: Hope, Bourne, Coyner
03/04/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2020Senators: Hanger, McClellan, Morrissey
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109752D-H1
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 44-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB600H1)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB600ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB600ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 910 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0910)