Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. (HB2310)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patron Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence; emergency. Provides that any applicant for a concealed handgun permit who completed an online course to demonstrate competence with a handgun and contacted the circuit court clerk's office prior to January 1, 2021, but was prohibited from appearing in person at a circuit court clerk's office because of COVID-19 restrictions is eligible to apply for such permit through April 30, 2021. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »

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03/11/2021: signed by governor


01/20/2021Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 21102421D
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2310)
01/25/2021Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/29/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Reported from Public Safety with substitute (15-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21104074D-H1
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2310H1)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104074D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2310H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (81-Y 17-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage Emergency (81-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2310ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2310ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/11/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 85 (effective 3/11/21)
03/11/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0085)