Military honor guards and veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities. (SB1129)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Veterans service organizations; paramilitary activities. Exempts a member of a lawfully recognized military color guard, honor guard, or similar organization, or a member of a veterans service organization that is Congressionally chartered or officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, when such member is participating in a public ceremony on behalf of such color guard, honor guard, or similar organization or such veterans service organization from the crimes of brandishing a firearm and unlawful paramilitary activity. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/30/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100955D
12/30/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1129)
01/20/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21103361D-S1
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1129S1)
02/01/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103361D-S1
02/03/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1129S1
02/04/2021Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety
02/09/2021Assigned PS sub: Firearms
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/01/2021Left in Public Safety