Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty. (SB69)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms. This bill incorporates SB 22. This bill is identical to HB 812. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/22/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/22/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101200D
11/22/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
11/27/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB69)
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/13/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2020Incorporates SB22 (Saslaw)
01/13/2020Committee substitute printed 20105654D-S1
01/14/2020Constitutional readings dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB69S1)
01/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB69S1)
01/15/2020Read second time
01/15/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/15/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105654D-S1
01/15/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB69S1
01/16/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-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 20108288D-H1
02/18/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB69H1)
02/18/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB69H1)
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108288D-H1
02/19/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB69H1
02/19/2020Passed House with substitute (53-Y 47-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House insisted on substitute
02/25/2020House requested conference committee
02/27/2020Senate acceded to request (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Locke, Deeds, Stuart
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2020Delegates: Ward, Hope, Wright
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 47-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB69ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB69ER)
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 992 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0992)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB22 and HB1502.