VA SB263 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 28 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-14 - Committee substitute printed 20108289D-H1
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [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

2020-02-14 - 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: 20 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 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]


2020-02-14HouseCommittee 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

Code Citations

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

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments