Assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, etc.; prohibiting sale, transport, etc., penalties. (HB961)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, silencers, and trigger activators; penalties. Expands the definition of "assault firearm" and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, or transporting an assault firearm. A violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill prohibits a dealer from selling, renting, trading, or transferring from his inventory an assault firearm to any person. The bill makes it a Class 6 felony to import, sell, transfer, manufacture, purchase, possess, or transport silencers, and trigger activators, all defined in the bill. The bill makes it a Class 6 felony to import, sell, transfer, manufacture, purchase, or transport a large-capacity firearm magazine, as defined in the bill, and a Class 1 misdemeanor to possess such large-capacity firearm magazine. Any person who legally owns a large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator on July 1, 2020, may retain possession until January 1, 2021. During that time, such person shall (i) render the large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator inoperable; (ii) remove the large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator from the Commonwealth; (iii) transfer the large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator to a person outside the Commonwealth who is not prohibited from possessing it; or (iv) surrender the large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator to a state or local law-enforcement agency. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104855D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB961)
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB961)
02/07/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Reported from Public Safety with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107888D-H1
02/07/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB961H1)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107888D-H1
02/10/2020Amendments by Delegate Helmer agreed to
02/10/2020Pending question ordered
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB961EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20107888D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB961EH1)
02/17/2020Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Judiciary

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