Handguns; leaving unattended in public, penalty. (SB781)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Leaving an unattended handgun in public; penalty. Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to leave an unattended handgun in public view in any public place, including any public building or place where the public assemble, any street, highway, or other public conveyance, or any sidewalk abutting on any public street, alley, or lane of any town or city. The bill also provides that a second or subsequent violation is punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


01/08/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103811D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/22/2020Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)