VA SB22 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 18 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-11-18 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Pending: Senate Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [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 establishes such an offense as 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 who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms.

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Title

Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2019-11-18SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-11-18SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101067D

Code Citations

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

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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