Concealed handgun permit applications; fingerprints required by local governments. (HB799)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permit applications; fingerprints required by local governments. Requires an applicant for a concealed handgun permit or a renewal of such permit to submit fingerprints as part of the application. The bill provides that any demonstrated administrative costs associated with such fingerprints taken shall be the responsibility of and shall be assessed to the applicant. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


This legislation (HB799E) is estimated to cost the Department of State Police (VSP) the following: - Hiring additional personnel such as Fingerprint Technicians, a Fingerprint Technician Supervisor, an Agency Management Analyst, and a Program Support Senior Technician - Estimated salaries for these positions range from $76,595 to $110,191 in the first year, with slight decreases in the second year - One-time cost of $162,880 for IT development system modification to the Computerized Applicant Tracking System (CATS) - Additional costs such as leasing office space and purchasing furniture may vary based on the number of positions provided The total cost of these expenses is not specified, and the impact on localities is also undetermined at this time.

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Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104511D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/19/2024Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB799)
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 4-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Public Safety with amendment(s) (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB799E
02/07/2024Printed as engrossed 24104511D-E
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (50-Y 47-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB799E)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed by for the day
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendment (20-Y 19-N)
03/05/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (50-Y 49-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (50-Y 49-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB799ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/27/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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