VA HB1288 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB1288


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 10 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-12-04 - Left in Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; permit to restore rights; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of stalking, sexual battery, assault and battery of a family or household member, or assault and battery when the person intentionally selects the person against whom a simple assault is committed because of his race, religious conviction, color, or national origin from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides for a process by which a person convicted of such crime may petition the circuit court for a reinstatement of his right to possess or transport a firearm and the factors a court shall consider in determining such reinstatement.

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Firearms; purchase, possession, etc., following certain convictions, penalty.


Roll Calls

2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (12-Y 3-N) (Y: 12 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (Y: 52 N: 47 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety with substitute (11-Y 9-N) (Y: 11 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-12-04SenateLeft in Judiciary
2020-02-24SenateContinued to 2021 in Judiciary (12-Y 3-N)
2020-02-12SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-11HouseVOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N)
2020-02-11HouseRead third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
2020-02-10HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1288H1
2020-02-10HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20107549D-H1
2020-02-10HouseRead second time
2020-02-09HouseRead first time
2020-02-07HouseIncorporates HB459 (Sullivan)
2020-02-07HouseIncorporates HB900 (Levine)
2020-02-07HouseIncorporates HB78 (Kory)
2020-02-07HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107549D-H1
2020-02-07HouseReported from Public Safety with substitute (11-Y 9-N)
2020-02-04HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
2020-01-27HouseAssigned PS sub: Firearms
2020-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102171D

Same As/Similar To

HB1288 (Carry Over) 2020-02-24 - Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (12-Y 3-N)
HB78 (Similar To) 2020-02-11 - Left in Public Safety
HB459 (Related) 2020-02-11 - Left in Public Safety
HB900 (Related) 2020-02-11 - Left in Public Safety

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182308.09(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.1:6(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.2:1(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.2:2(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.2:3(n/a)See Bill Text
192386.28(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments