Concealed handgun permits; penalties. (HB11)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; penalties. Changes the penalty for a first violation of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a civil penalty of not more than $100, a second violation from a Class 6 felony to a Class 2 misdemeanor, and a third or subsequent violation from a Class 5 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also provides that a person, unless otherwise disqualified, shall not be precluded from applying for a concealed handgun permit during the pendency of the proceedings for a violation. If such person is issued a valid concealed handgun permit while a charge for a violation is pending, he may offer such permit to the court, and the court may dismiss the charge. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100800D
12/17/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB11)
02/01/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 3-N)
02/04/2022Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Read first time
02/09/2022Passed by for the day
02/10/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/21/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House