VA HB2128 | 2021 | 1st Special Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB2128


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Passed on February 25 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-25 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Sale or transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check delay. Increases from three business days to five business days the time provided for the Department of State Police to complete a background check before a firearm may be transferred. If a dealer who has otherwise fulfilled all requirements is told by the State Police that a response will not be available by the end of the dealer's fifth business day, the dealer may complete the sale or transfer without being deemed in violation.

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Firearms, certain; sale, etc., criminal history record information check delay increased to 5 days.


Roll Calls

2021-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (Y: 22 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-12 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-10 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-27 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (Y: 54 N: 46 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-22 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-19 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-25 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)
2021-02-25 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 31 (effective 7/1/21)
2021-02-19 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
2021-02-19HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
2021-02-18HouseSigned by Speaker
2021-02-17SenateSigned by President
2021-02-17HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB2128ER)
2021-02-15SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 17-N)
2021-02-15SenateRead third time
2021-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2021-02-10SenateReported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
2021-01-28SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2021-01-28SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-01-27HouseVOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N)
2021-01-27HouseRead third time and passed House (54-Y 46-N)
2021-01-26HouseRead second time and engrossed
2021-01-25HouseRead first time
2021-01-22HouseReported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)
2021-01-19HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
2021-01-14HouseAssigned PS sub: Firearms
2021-01-12HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2021-01-12HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102376D

Same As/Similar To

HB2128 (Carry Over) 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182308.2:2(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments