Firearms; purchase, possession, and transporting following certain convictions. (HB78)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase, possession, and transport of firearms following certain convictions; permit to restore rights; penalty. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of assault and battery of a family or household member 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 crime 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


12/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100165D
12/07/2019Referred to Committee on Public Safety
12/10/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB78)
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB78)
01/27/2020Assigned PS sub: Firearms
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1288-Murphy)
02/11/2020Left in Public Safety