VA SB85 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-11-27 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Pending: Senate Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Stolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum sentence to commit larceny of a firearm with the intent to sell or distribute and (ii) a Class 5 felony with a two-year mandatory minimum sentence to sell or distribute, attempt to sell or distribute, or possess with the intent to sell or distribute a stolen firearm. The bill adds a one-year mandatory minimum sentence to the crime of receiving a stolen firearm, which is a Class 6 felony. Finally, the bill increases the mandatory minimum sentences for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, if such firearm was stolen, from three years to five years for a first offense and from five years to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense.

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Stolen firearms; penalties.



2019-11-27SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-11-27SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101248D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182108.1(n/a)See Bill Text
18253.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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