Minors; allowing access to firearms, Class 6 felony. (SB581)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Allowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under the age of 14 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102952D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/09/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB581)
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB581)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20107458D-S1
02/03/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1083.

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