Handguns; possession, purchase, or transportation by persons convicted of certain drug offenses. (HB113)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession, purchase, or transportation of handgun by persons convicted of certain drug offenses and operating a boat or vehicle while intoxicated prohibited; penalty. Provides that any person who within a five-year period has been convicted of two misdemeanor driving or boating while intoxicated offenses shall be ineligible to possess, purchase, or transport a handgun. The bill also provides that any person who within a three-year period has been convicted of two misdemeanor drug offenses shall be ineligible to possess a handgun. Under current law, such person who has been convicted of two misdemeanor drug offenses is ineligible to purchase or transport a handgun. The bill also provides that any person who is convicted of a second or subsequent offense for violating the prohibition on possessing, purchasing, or transporting a handgun following convictions of these offenses shall be given the opportunity to voluntarily relinquish any firearm in his possession. Read the Bill »


The Fiscal Impact Statement states that the estimated cost of the legislation cannot be determined for local adult correctional facilities, adult community corrections programs, juvenile direct care, and juvenile detention facilities. However, for state adult correctional facilities, the legislation is assigned a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. This amount represents the estimated increase in operating costs associated with additional state-responsible prison beds. It's important to note that this amount does not reflect any other costs or savings that may be associated with the proposed legislation.

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Bill Has Failed


01/01/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101123D
01/01/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/03/2024Impact statement from VCSC (HB113)
01/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB113)
01/13/2024Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/18/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2024Reported from Public Safety with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24105638D-H1
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2024Impact statement from VCSC (HB113H1)
01/21/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2024Reported from Appropriations (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Read first time
02/01/2024Read second time
02/01/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105638D-H1
02/01/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB113H1
02/02/2024Passed by for the day
02/05/2024Passed by for the day
02/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB113H1)
02/06/2024Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/06/2024Rereferred to Appropriations
02/13/2024Left in Appropriations

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