Firearms; purchase, possession, etc., following a conviction. (SB490)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; permit to restore rights; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or assault and battery of a family or household member from purchasing, 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 and the factors a court shall consider in determining such reinstatement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104748D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB490)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB490)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB490)
02/03/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)