Firearms; control by localities of possession or carrying. (HB827)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Control of firearms by localities. Removes the authority for a locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for governmental purposes; (ii) any public park owned or operated by the locality; (iii) any recreation or community center facility; or (iv) any public street, road, alley, or sidewalk or public right-of-way or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public and is being used by or is adjacent to a permitted event or an event that would otherwise require a permit. The bill provides that any firearm received by the locality pursuant to a buy-back program shall be offered for sale by public auction or sealed bids to a person licensed as a dealer. Current law provides that any such firearm shall be destroyed by the locality unless the person surrendering the firearm requests in writing that the firearm be offered for sale. The bill also limits the authority of localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100614D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/26/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/28/2022Reported from Public Safety (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Read first time
02/02/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/03/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB74 and HB1033.

Comments

John Alfred Calhoun writes:

Terrible bill. Gives authority to The State to determine public safety needs of the community, thus leaving all citizens vulnerable to those with guns. No public space then safe, sacred.

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