VA SB263 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on April 10 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-10 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1130)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. Removes the option for concealed handgun permit applicants to demonstrate competence with a handgun by completing an electronic, video, or online course conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor. The bill does not affect any in-person means of satisfying the requirement to demonstrate competence with a handgun under current law. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021.

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Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence, effective date.


Roll Calls

2020-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 17-N) (Y: 23 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-04 - House - House: VOTE: Agree To (52-Y 42-N) (Y: 52 N: 42 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Senate acceded to request (36-Y 3-N) (Y: 36 N: 3 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-21 - Senate - Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (Y: 0 N: 39 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-19 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (Y: 54 N: 46 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-14 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-29 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (Y: 21 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary (7-Y 6-N) (Y: 7 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-04-10 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1130)
2020-04-10 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 1130 (effective 1/1/21)
2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB263ER)
2020-03-07SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 17-N)
2020-03-04HouseVOTE: Agree To (52-Y 42-N)
2020-03-04HouseConference report agreed to by House (52-Y 42-N)
2020-03-04 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-02-27HouseDelegates: Lopez, Hope, Wright
2020-02-27HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-02-26SenateSenators: Bell, Deeds, Stuart
2020-02-26SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-02-26SenateSenate acceded to request (36-Y 3-N)
2020-02-24HouseHouse requested conference committee
2020-02-24HouseHouse insisted on substitute
2020-02-21SenateHouse substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
2020-02-19HouseVOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N)
2020-02-19HousePassed House with substitute (54-Y 46-N)
2020-02-19HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB263H1
2020-02-19HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20108289D-H1
2020-02-19HouseRead third time
2020-02-18HouseRead second time
2020-02-14HouseCommittee substitute printed 20108289D-H1
2020-02-14HouseReported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2020-02-03HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-02-03HouseRead first time
2020-02-03HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-01-29SenateRead third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
2020-01-29SenatePassed by temporarily
2020-01-28SenatePrinted as engrossed 20102385D-E
2020-01-28SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended SB263E
2020-01-28SenateAmendment by Senator Deeds agreed to
2020-01-28SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-01-28SenateRead second time
2020-01-27SenatePassed by for the day
2020-01-24SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2020-01-22SenateReported from Judiciary (7-Y 6-N)
2020-01-08SenateMoved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
2020-01-03SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-01-03SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102385D

Same As/Similar To

HB264 (Same As) 2020-03-23 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0390)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182308.02(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.06(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments 750