VA HB4004 | 2019 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Introduced on July 6 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-09 - Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and makes such an offense a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, and (vi) purchases of antique firearms. The bill establishes an appropriation for the fiscal impact of the bill and authorizes the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget to allocate such appropriation among the agencies and programs impacted by the bill.

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Title

Handguns; limitation on purchases, exceptions, penalty.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-07-09 - House - House: Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety (12-Y 9-N) (Y: 12 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-09HouseTabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
2019-07-06HouseReferred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
2019-07-06HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 07/09/19 19200147D

Code Citations

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

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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