VA SB4018 | 2019 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)
Status: Introduced on July 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-09 - Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Protective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm while the order is in effect, provided that for a period of 24 hours after being served with a protective order such person may continue to possess such firearm for the purposes of selling or transferring it to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm. A violation of this provision is a Class 6 felony. The bill provides that within 48 hours after selling or transferring all firearms, such person must certify in writing that all firearms possessed by such person have either been sold or transferred and file such certification with the clerk of the court that entered the protective order. The bill also provides that any person subject to a protective order who fails to certify in writing that all firearms possessed by such person have either been sold or transferred is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. 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

Protective orders; possession of firearms, surrender or transfer of firearms, penalty.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-07-09 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-09SenatePassed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (9-Y 6-N)
2019-07-08SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-07-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 07/09/19 19200148D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182308.1:4(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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