Protective orders; possession of firearms, penalty. (SB76)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an act of violence, force, or threat to possess a firearm while the order is in effect, which is equivalent to the existing penalty for possession of a firearm by a person subject to a permanent protective order for family abuse. The bill also provides that such person may continue to possess and transport a firearm for 24 hours after being served with the order for the purposes of selling or transferring the firearm to another person. Read the Bill »


11/25/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


11/25/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/25/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101355D
11/25/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/10/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB76)
01/22/2020Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)