Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk, penalties. (HB509)

Introduced By

Del. Marie March (R-Floyd) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Repeals the procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations district court judge or magistrate for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. The bill also removes the substantial risk order registry for the entry of orders issued. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101051D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB509)
02/03/2022Referred from Rules
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/09/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #1
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Public Safety (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Pending question ordered
02/14/2022Engrossed by House (52-Y 46-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Engrossment (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

OPPOSE this bill that seeks to repeal so-called "Red Flag" law that allows guns to be removed from people posing a substantial risk of harm to others and themselves.