Family day homes, licensed, etc.; storage of unloaded firearms in a locked container, cabinet, etc. (SB593)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during hours of operation, all firearms in a licensed family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system be stored unloaded in a locked container, compartment, or cabinet, and that all ammunition be stored in a separate locked container, compartment, or cabinet. The bill requires that the key or combination to such locked containers, compartments, or cabinets be inaccessible to all children in the home. This bill is identical to HB 600. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101435D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB593)
01/22/2020Rereferred from Judiciary (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/31/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/14/2020Reported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Committee substitute printed 20108290D-H1
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB593H1)
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108290D-H1
02/19/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB593H1
02/19/2020Passed House with substitute (54-Y 46-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020House insisted on substitute
02/24/2020House requested conference committee
02/26/2020Senators: Hanger, McClellan, Stuart
02/26/2020Senate acceded to request (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2020Senators: Hanger, McClellan, Morrissey
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Hope, Bourne, Coyner
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109759D-S1
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (53-Y 43-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB593S1)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB593ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB593ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 911 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0911)


Sean Welliver writes:

Disarming day home operators, by having onerous State regulations, is another example of legislators' idealism creating another victim-ripe environment for perpetrators. I am fairly certain that senators, delegates, nor police will be present to oppose offenders, perpetrators, and invaders. Focus on disarming criminals, border security and invader-preclusion, and removing this tyrannical governor and legislative domination. Save unborn -- and born -- children from legislatively-permitted murder.