Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; established, penalty. (SB436)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Establishment of the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; penalty. Creates the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List (the List) that prohibits the possession, transportation, and sale of firearms to any person who voluntarily registers himself to be enrolled into the List. The List shall be maintained and updated by the Department of State Police. The bill makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for any person enrolled into the List to purchase, possess, or transport a firearm. The bill disqualifies any person enrolled into the List from obtaining a concealed handgun permit and prohibits such person from being employed by a firearms dealer. The bill also makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who sells, barters, gives, or furnishes, or has in his possession or under his control with the intent of selling, bartering, giving, or furnishing, any firearm to any person he knows is enrolled into the List. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100159D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB436)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB436)
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Assigned PS sub: Firearms
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/21/2020Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed House (50-Y 45-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (50-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB436ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB436ER)
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
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1173 (effective 7/1/21)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1173)