Firearms; reporting those lost or stolen, civil penalty. (SB67)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 24 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft. The bill requires the relevant law-enforcement agency to enter the report information into the National Crime Information Center. A violation is punishable by a civil penalty of not more than $250. The bill provides that a person who, in good faith, reports the loss or theft is immune from criminal or civil liability for acts or omissions that result from the loss or theft. The immunity does not apply to a person who knowingly gives a false report. The bill does not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/22/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/22/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101053D
11/22/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB67)
02/05/2020Reported from Judiciary (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Mike writes:

This is a ridiculous proposal to punish the victim of a crime, when there are so many reasons they may not have reported. What will Democrats propose next? Punishing rape victims for not reporting their attack in 24 hours? This bill is disgusting and should be withdrawn.

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