Plastic firearms and unfinished frames, etc.; manufacture, import, sale, etc., penalties. (SB310)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any firearm with a major component, as defined in the bill, that when subjected to inspection by the types of detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used at airports for security screening does not generate an image that accurately depicts the shape of the component. The bill updates language regarding the types of detection devices that are used at airports for detecting plastic firearms. The bill also creates a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable as a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense, making it unlawful for any person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, transfer, or purchase an unfinished frame or receiver unless the party selling, offering to sell, transferring, or purchasing the unfinished frame or receiver is a federal firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer or the unfinished frame or receiver is required by federal law to be, and has been, imprinted with a serial number by a federal firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103963D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/12/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB310)
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB310)
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105984D-S1
02/07/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from VCSC (SB310S1)
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB310S1)
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105984D-S1
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB310S1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/22/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #1
02/25/2022Tabled in Public Safety (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB399.

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