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HB812

Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.

Status:
In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 25, 2020
Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Chief Patron:
Jeion Ward (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty.

Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and makes such an offense a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, and (vi) purchases of antique firearms. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/07/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103354D
  • 01/07/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety
  • 01/08/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB812)
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB812)
  • 01/24/2020 - House: Reported from Public Safety with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
  • 01/24/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20106618D-H1
  • 01/24/2020 - House: Incorporates HB1502 (Ward)
  • 01/27/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB812H1)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB812H1)
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Passed by temporarily
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20106618D-H1
  • 01/29/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB812H1
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 01/31/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/31/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 20108962D-S1
  • 02/25/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)