Bill Text: VA HB4001 | 2019 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Right to keep & bear arms; codifies opinion of Supreme Ct. of U.S. in D.C. v. Heller, etc.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-07-09 - Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N) [HB4001 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB4001-Prefiled.html
Offered July 9, 2019
Prefiled July 2, 2019
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 1-240.2, relating to the right to keep and bear arms.
Patrons-- Cole and Webert
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 1-240.2 as follows:

§1-240.2. Right to keep and bear arms.

The right to keep and bear arms conferred by Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is an individual right that is unconnected with militia service.

2. That it is the intent of the General Assembly that this act codify the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).