VA HB4011 | 2019 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 37-0)
Status: Introduced on July 8 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 (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 24 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft. The bill requires the relevant law-enforcement agency to enter the report information into the National Crime Information Center. A violation is punishable by a civil penalty of not more than $250. The bill provides that a person who, in good faith, reports the loss or theft is immune from criminal or civil liability for acts or omissions that result from the loss or theft. The immunity does not apply to a person who knowingly gives a false report. The bill does not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm.

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Title

Firearms; reporting those lost or stolen, civil 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)
2019-07-08HouseReferred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
2019-07-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 07/09/19 19200139D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182287.5(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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