Auto sear; prohibition on use penalty. (HB1515)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of auto sear; prohibition; penalty. Makes it a Class 2 felony to possess or use an auto sear in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of a crime of violence. The bill also makes it a Class 4 felony to unlawfully possess or use an auto sear for an offensive or aggressive purpose. The bill defines auto sear as a small device with a combination of parts made of metal or plastic designed and intended for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun, as defined by 26 U.S.C. 5845(b). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101936D
01/04/2023Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/05/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB1515)
01/22/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1515)
01/24/2023Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2023Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
02/07/2023Left in Public Safety