2022 Virginia Firearms Bills

Bill #’s and Votes are HYPERLINKED to LIS

Click on Bill # to go directly to bill language – Click on Floor Vote to see the votes.

BILLS WE SUPPORT:

CHILD ACCESS PREVENTION

BILL #

PATRON

DESCRIPTION

Committee

Sub

Vote

HB590

Schuyler T. VanValkenburg

Storage of firearms in residence where minor present; penalty

Pending


DANGEROUS WEAPONS

HB399

Marcus B. Simon

“Ghost Gun” prohibition.

Pending

 

HB1306

Marcus B. Simon

Removing or altering serial # on firearm.

 

SB310

Adam P. Ebbin

“Ghost Gun” prohibition.

Judiciary

 

SB643

Adam P. Ebbin

Removing or altering serial # on firearm.

Judiciary

 


PROTECTIVE ORDERS

SB486

Jennifer L. McClellan

Workplace violence protective orders.

Judiciary

 


OTHER MISC.

HB390

Kathleen Murphy

State plan for medical assistance services; violence interruption services.

Health

Sub2

Thursday 7:30 am

HB798

Marcia S. Price

Gun Violence Survivor Assistance Fund and Grant Program

Pending

HB825

Marcia S. Price

Virginia Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention; Virginia Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; creation.

General Laws

HB870

Alfonso H. Lopez

Requires law enforcement involved in “officer involved shootings” to be questioned within 24 hrs.

Public Safety

SB487

Jennifer L. McClellan

Virginia Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention; Virginia Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; creation.

Judiciary

HJ73

Marcia S. Price

Study; JLARC; effects of gun violence on communities; report.

Pending

 

BILLS WE OPPOSE:

BILL #

PATRON

DESCRIPTION

Committee

Sub

Vote

HB4

Scott Wyatt

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year.

House Ed.

HB8

Timothy V. Anderson

Allows certain veterans to be hired as SRO’s.

House Ed.

K-12

5-3

HB10

Timothy V. Anderson

Eliminates all fees for resident CHP’s

Pending

HB11

Timothy V. Anderson

Reduces the penalty for carry concealed w/out a permit and allows for a permit to be obtained AFTER the charge which would then be dismissed!

Pending

HB12

Timothy V. Anderson

Limits the number of entrances to Public Schools and requires security “wanding” at all entrances.

House Ed.

K-12

Tabled 6-0

HB14

Timothy V. Anderson

Repeals “One Handgun per Month”

Pending

HB17

Hyland F. Fowler Jr.

Exempts military Honor Guards and Military Service organizations from regulations against certain Paramilitary activities.

House Courts

Sub1

7-0

HB23

Wendell S. Walker

Repeals the prohibition of carrying dangerous weapons in house of worship.

Pending

HB26

Timothy V. Anderson

Repeals Local Control of firearms.

Public Safety

HB37

Timothy V. Anderson

Requires at least one SRO in every public school.

House Ed.

HB59

John J. McGuire III

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year.

House Ed.

HB110

John J. McGuire III

Removes locality option to create law enforcement oversight committees.

Public Safety

HB133

Mike A. Cherry

Removes preschools and child daycare centers from prohibition on firearms and other weapons.

Pending

HB188

John J. McGuire III

Repeals the prohibition of carrying dangerous weapons in house of worship.

Pending

HB204

H. Otto Wachsmann Jr.

Returns the “default proceed’ time on a background check from 5 days to 3 days.

Pending

HB288

Nicholas J. Freitas

Permitless Concealed Carry.

Pending

HB292

Nicholas J. Freitas

Removes “in person training” and returns “online courses” for demonstration of competency for a CHP.

Pending

HB299

Nicholas J. Freitas

Repeals “One Handgun a Month”.

Pending

HB308

Margaret B. Ransone

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year.

Education

HB325

Nicholas J. Freitas

Repeals “Lost ad Stolen Firearms” reporting.

Pending

HB391

Nicholas J. Freitas

Removes authority for School Boards to establish gun free zones.

Pending

HB417

Jason S. Ballard

Permitless Concealed Carry for current Military members.

Pending

HB483

Nicholas J. Freitas

Repeals Local Control of firearms.

Public Safety

HB509

Marie E.  March

“Guts” the Substantial Risk Order law.

Pending

HB513

Marie E. March

Repeals the Prohibition on Firearms in the Capitol, Capitol Square and Government buildings.

Pending

HB515

Marie E. March

Creates a Civil action against anyone who prosecutes an individual for murder if the individual is found to have acted solely in self- defense.

Courts

HB597

Don L. Scott

Reduces the penalty for carry concealed w/out a permit and allows for a permit to be obtained AFTER the charge which would then be dismissed!

Pending

HB813

Wren M. Williams

Repeals the prohibition on purchase of military equipment by Law Enforcement.

Public Safety

HB827

Tony O. Wilt

Repeals Local Control of firearms.

Public Safety

HB833

Tony o. Wilt

Group Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant Fund; Project Exit Grant Fund; report.

Public safety

HB873

Karen S. Greenhalgh

Requires threat assessment and SRO’s in all schools.

Education

HB924

Amanda E. Batten

Removes Fed. Law Enforcement from “one Handgun a Month” limit.

Pending

HB929

Amanda E. Batten

Exempts Fed licensed Type 03 “Collectors of curios and relics” from background check on firearms purchase.

Pending

HB985

Timothy V. Anderson

School principals; incident reports; violent offenses.

Education

HB1000

Chris S. Runion

Reduces effectiveness of Civilian Oversight Boards.

Pending

HB1033

Glenn R. Davis

Repeals Local Control of firearms.

Public Safety

HB1051

Phillip A. Scott

Protective orders; possession of firearms

Pending

HB1078

A.C. Cordoza

Limitations on use or transfer of firearms.

Pending

HB1096

Jason S. Ballard

Allows current and retired law enforcement to carry firearms and explosive materials on Capitol grounds.

Pending

HB1124

Timothy V. Anderson

Board of Education; school boards; codes of student conduct; contents.

Education

HB1166

C. Matthew Farris

Repeals the Prohibition on Firearms in the Capitol, Capitol Square and Government buildings.

Pending

HB1335

Tony O. Wilt

Adds unlicensed child day cares to definition of day care centers.

Pending

Under evaluative!

SB2

John A. Cosgrove Jr.

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year.

Ed & Health

SB36

Thomas K. Norment Jr.

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year

Ed & Health

SB61

T. Travis Hackworth

Exempts Commonwealth Attorneys and Judges (active and retired) from laws governing concealed carry.

Judiciary

SB74

Amanda F. Chase

Repeals Local Control of firearms.

Judiciary

SB75

Amanda F. Chase

Repeals the ban on carrying firearms or explosive materials into the Capitol, Capitol grounds or any government building.

Rules

SB287

Bill DeSteph

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year.

Ed. & Health

SB330

Bryce E. Reeves

Permitless Concealed Carry

Judiciary

SB364

Bryce E. Reeves

Repeals “One Handgun a Month”.

Judiciary

SB415

Bill DeSteph

Requires at least one SRO in every public school.

Ed. & Health

SB592

Bill DeSteph

Group Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant Fund; Project Exit Grant Fund; report.

Judiciary

SB613

William M. Stanley Jr.

Restores requirement for schools to report misdemeanor offices – removed last year.

Ed. & Health

SB644

Bryce E. Reeves

Allow a buyer to use their CHP to bypass a background check.

Judiciary


BILLS TO WATCH
:

BILL #

PATRON

DESCRIPTION

Committee

Sub

Vote

HB64

James E. Edmunds II

Allows Sunday hunting on Wildlife conservation areas.

Ag. Ches. & Nat. Res.

HB111

James E. Edmunds II

Allows Sunday hunting on Wildlife conservation areas +++

Ag. Ches. & Nat. Res.

HB114

Marie March

Free lifetime Hunting and Fishing licenses for Volunteer Firefighters and EMS without needing hunter safety training!

Ag. Ches. & Nat. Res.

HB115

Bill D. Wiley

Free lifetime Hunting and Fishing licenses for 50% disabled vets without needing hunter safety training!

Ag. Ches. & Nat. Res.

HB120

Scott A. Wyatt

Free lifetime Hunting and Fishing licenses for 30% disabled vets without needing hunter safety training!

Ag. Ches. & Nat. Res.

HB124

Marie March

Allows big game hunting with .22 caliber rifles – (to allow .223 assault rifles!)

Ag. Ches. & Nat. Res.

HB1030

Dan I. Helmer

Allows retired law enforcement who were not employed at the time of retirement to purchase the service weapon they used when they were employed.

Pending

HB1215

Margaret B. Ransone

Physical Education, public safety training.

Education

SB8

J. Chapman Petersen

Allows Sunday hunting on private lands.

Ag Cons & Nat Res

 

SB207

J. Chapman Petersen

Removes requirement that LEO’s need to be in full time employment as such before being entitled to purchase service weapons.

Judiciary

 

SB269

John S. Edwards

Exempts off duty and retired law enforcement from prohibition on firearms in Capitol, Capitol Square and Government buildings.

Rules

 

SB328

Bryce E. Reeves

Acquisition of Military hardware by law enforcement – changes “50 caliber firearm” to “50 caliber rifle”

Judiciary

 

SB618

William M. Stanley Jr.

Paramilitary Activities, exemption for various legitimate, military related, organizations. Clarifies existing law.

Judiciary

 

SB758

Todd E. Pillion

Decriminalizes switch blade knives.

Judiciary

 

HOUSE

       

HOUSE BILLS

INTRODUCED

PENDING

FAILED

PASSED Committee

PASSED Floor

BILLS WE SUPPORT

8

8

0

0

0

BILLS WE OPPOSE

42

39

1

2

0

BILLS TO WATCH

8

8

0

0

0

TOTAL BILLS

58

55

1

2

0

         

SENATE

       

SENATE BILLS

INTRODUCED

PENDING

FAILED

PASSED Committee

PASSED Floor

BILLS WE SUPPORT

4

4

0

0

0

BILLS WE OPPOSE

12

12

0

0

0

BILLS TO WATCH

6

6

0

0

0

TOTAL BILLS

22

22

0

0

0

 

TOTALS

80

77            

1

2

0

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