Children; allowing access to firearms by children, recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm. (HB72)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Allowing access to firearms by children; recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm in manner that endangers child under 14; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for recklessly leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 14. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill was incorporated into HB 1083. Read the Bill »


01/24/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100161D
12/05/2019Referred to Committee on Public Safety
12/06/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB72)
01/24/2020Incorporated by Public Safety (HB1083-Hayes)