Protective orders; possession of firearms, surrender or transfer of firearms, penalty. (SB372)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

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

Description

Protective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Provides that a court shall order a person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) to (i) within 24 hours, surrender any firearm possessed by such person to a designated local law-enforcement agency, or sell or transfer any firearm possessed by such person to a dealer or to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm, and (ii) certify in writing that such person does not possess any firearms or that all firearms possessed by such person have been surrendered, sold, or transferred and file such certification with the clerk of the court that entered the protective order. The bill provides that any person who fails to certify in writing in accordance with this section that all firearms possessed by such person have been surrendered, sold, or transferred or that such person does not possess any firearms is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides procedures for designating a local law-enforcement agency to receive and store firearms, as well as a process to return such surrendered firearms. The bill also makes it a Class 4 felony for any person to sell, barter, give, or furnish any firearm to any person he knows is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm who is the subject to a permanent protective order. Read the Bill »

Status

01/22/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102204D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB372)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/22/2020Incorporated by Judiciary (SB479-Howell) (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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