Firearm rentals; criminal history record information check required, penalty. (SB1250)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal history record information check required for firearm rentals; penalty. Provides that for the purposes of conducting a criminal history record information check for a firearm transfer, the term "rent" includes a temporary change in dominion or control of a firearm for use at or on the premises of a dealer's business location in exchange for money or other consideration. Under current federal law, the rental of a firearm for use on a dealer's business premises is not considered to be a sale, disposition, or delivery of the firearm; therefore, such rental would not allow for a National Instant Criminal Background Check System check to be performed. The bill would allow the Virginia State Police to conduct a Virginia state criminal history record information check instead. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100585D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/13/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1250)
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1250)
01/25/2021Reported from Judiciary (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104379D-S1
02/03/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1250S5)
02/03/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1250S1)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104379D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1250S1
02/04/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Recommitted to Judiciary
02/06/2021Left in Judiciary