Trigger activators; prohibition, penalty. (SB14)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Trigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as a device designed to allow a semi-automatic firearm to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger by harnessing the recoil energy of any semi-automatic firearm to which it is affixed so that the trigger resets and continues firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter. A violation is punishable as a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »

Status

03/04/2020: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
11/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100506D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
11/19/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB14)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB14)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20106402D-S1
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB14S1)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB14S1)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106402D-S1
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB14S1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/21/2020Reported from Public Safety (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed House (55-Y 45-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Enrolled
03/03/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB14ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB14ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Comments

JoAnne Norton writes:

Necessary bill.

patrick shipley writes:

This is unnecessary bill. Banning things that you know nothing about yet scare you is not going to make you safer.

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