Firearms; purchase, etc., following conviction for assault and battery of a family member. (SB1382)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery of a family or household member from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102782D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/22/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1382)
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1382)
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Floor substitute printed 21104388D-S1 (Favola)
02/04/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1382S1)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Substitute by Senator Favola agreed to 21104388D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1382S2
02/05/2021Read third time and defeated by Senate (16-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)


VA NOW (National Organization for Women), tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

should have passed - important to protect domestic violence survivors from their convicted abuser. hopefully will pass in House