Firearms; criminal history record information check delay increased to five days. (HB2128)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale or transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check delay. Increases from three business days to five business days the time provided for the Department of State Police to complete a background check before a firearm may be transferred. If a dealer who has otherwise fulfilled all requirements is told by the State Police that a response will not be available by the end of the dealer's fifth business day, the dealer may complete the sale or transfer without being deemed in violation. Read the Bill »


01/22/2021: passed committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102376D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/13/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2128)
01/14/2021Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2128)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/22/2021Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

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