2023 Virginia Firearms bills
(Updated February 1)

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PASSED BY COMMITTEE  FAILED IN COMMITTEE

BILLS WE SUPPORT:

CHILD ACCESS PREVENTION

BILL #

PATRON

DESCRIPTION

Committee

Sub

Vote

FLOOR

HB2141

Schuyler T. Van Valkenburg

Owners of firearms; use of firearm by minor in commission of crime or to cause bodily injury; penalty.

Courts

Failed 3-4

HB2227

Kathleen Murphy

Civil action against parent; minor's possession and use of firearm.

Courts

Failed 3-3

HB2350

Marcus B. Simon

Storage of firearms in a residence where a minor is present; penalty

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-3

HB2387

Alfonso H. Lopez

Firearm safety device tax credit.

Finance

Sub 2

SB901

David W. Marsden

Firearm in an unattended vehicle, civil penalty.

Judiciary to Transport

8-7

SB1139

SB1139S1

Jennifer B. Boysko

Storage of firearms in a residence where a minor is present; penalty.

Judiciary

9-6 to finance

10-4


DANGEROUS WEAPONS

HB1515

Dawn M. Adams

Criminalizes the use of an “auto sear” on a firearm used in a violent crime.

Public Safety

Sub 1

PBI 6-3

HB2240

Dan I. Helmer

Prohibiting the sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, large-capacity firearm magazines, and silencers; penalties.

Public Safety

Sub 1

PBI 6-4

HB2288

Mark D. Sickles

Assault firearms; purchase; age requirement; penalty.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-3

SB918

Joseph D. Morrissey

Carrying, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalties.

Judiciary

Rolled into SB1382

SB1181

Adam P. Ebbin

Sale, transfer, or purchase of unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms; penalty.

Judiciary

9-6 to finance

10-4

SB1192

Adam P. Ebbin

Carrying assault firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.

Judiciary

9-6 to finance

10-4

SB1283

John S. Edwards

Assault firearms; age requirement; penalty.

Judiciary

Rolled into SB1382

SB1382

SB1382S1

R. Creigh Deeds

Purchase, possession, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain ammunition feeding devices prohibited; penalty.

Judiciary

9-6 to finance

10-4


ERPO, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Workplace violence protective orders & PROTECTIVE ORDERS

HB2070

Kathleen Murphy

Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearm following an assault and battery against a person in a dating relationship with the alleged offender, penalty.

Courts

Failed 3-3

SB909

Barbara Favola

Firearm transfers to another person from a prohibited person.

Judiciary

9-6

22-17

SB1067

Scott A. Surovell

Substantial risk orders; substantial risk factors and considerations.

Judiciary

10-5

23-16


OTHER MISC.

HB1579

Richard C. (Rip) Sullivan Jr.

Purchase or transportation of firearm by persons convicted of operating a boat or vehicle while intoxicated prohibited; penalty.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-3

HB1585

Richard C. (Rip) Sullivan Jr.

Wearing of hard body armor in public; exceptions; penalty.

Courts

Tabled 5-3

HB1656

Marcia S. Price

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

Rules

PBI 4-2

HB1729

Elizabeth B. Bennett-Parker

Firearm transfers to another person from a prohibited person.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-3

HB1788

Eileen Filler-Corn

Sale or transfer of firearms; microstamping-enabled firearms; penalties.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-4

HB1936

Ken R. Plum

Establishment of Virginia Firearm Buy-Back Program and Fund.

Public Safety

Sub 1

PBI 6-2

HB2032

Jackie J. Glass

Compensating victims of crime; awards from Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund.

Courts

Sub 1 8-0

19-0

98-0

HB2078

Kathleen Murphy

Firearm locks required for sale or transfer of handguns; warning against accessibility to children; penalty.

Courts

Failed 3-5

HB2164

Don L. Scott

Firearms; National Rifle Association. Remove from Code of Virginia + license plate.

Public Safety

Sub 1

PBI 6-4

HB2236

C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

Department of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; Secured Schools Program and Fund.

Education

19-3

To Approp.

HB2273

C.E. Cliff Hayes Jr.

Purchase of firearms; waiting period; penalty.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-4

HB2377

Marcus B. Simon

Replacement of concealed handgun permits; biometric changes.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-2

HB2407

Angelia Wiliams Graves

Purchase of firearms; demonstrated competence with a firearm or completion of a firearms safety or training course; penalty.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-2

SB1104

Jennifer B. Boysko

State plan for medical assistance services; violence prevention services benefit.

Ed & Health

15-0

16-0

40-0

SB1167

J. Chapman Petersen

Firearm industry members; standards of responsible conduct; civil liability.

Judiciary

9-6

21-19

SB1484

R. Creigh Deeds

Carrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square or building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; exemptions; public institutions of higher education.

Judiciary

10-5

BILLS WE OPPOSE:

BILL #

PATRON

DESCRIPTION

Committee

Sub

Vote

HB1393

Marie E. March

Concealed Carry WITHOUT a Permit

Pending

HB1394

Marie E. March

Repeals the Substantial Risk Order

Pending

HB1398

Marie E/ March

Prohibits private property owners from restricting concealed carry permit holder’s weapons in vehicles parked on their property.

Pending

HB1407

Emily M. Brewer

Exempts concealed carry permit holders from the ban on firearms and explosives in Capitol Square.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB1420

Bill Wiley

Concealed Carry WITHOUT a Permit

Pending

HB1422

Carrie E. Coyner

Adds training by U

SCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) to prove competence with a handgun for obtaining a CHP.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-6

HB1427

Dave A. LaRock

Repeals the control of firearms by localities.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB1428

Dave A. LaRock

Repeals 18.2-287.4 which prohibits public carry of certain firearms in some cities and counties.

Public Safety

HB1462

Bill Wiley

Removes the waiting period for a firearm purchase if the buyer present a newly issued driver’s license for ID within 30 days of the issue date.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB1570

Wendell S. Walker

Allows explosive material and firearms to be carried in Govt. owner rest areas.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-6

HB1691

Karen S. Greenhalgh

School Resource Officer Grants Program and Fund.

Education

12-9

HB1801

Nicholas J. Freitas

Concealed Carry WITHOUT a Permit

Pending

HB1871

Phillip A. Scott

Concealed handgun permit; period of validity.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB2228

H. Otto Wachsmann Jr.

Renewal of concealed handgun permit; demonstrated competence.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB2298

R. Lee Ware

Carrying concealed weapons; exceptions; penalty.

Courts

Sub 2 5-2

HB2320

Ellen H. Campbell

Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship; penalty; repeal.

Courts

HB2358

Tara A. Durant

Employment of school protection officers in public schools

Education

16-6

HB2360

Michael J. Webert

Firearms-related offenses; mandatory minimum sentences; penalty.

Courts

5-3

12-10

HB2420

A.C. Cordoza

Nonresident concealed handgun permits.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB2421

John J. McGuire,III

Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property; child day centers and preschools.

Pending

HB2449

Jason S. Ballard

Concealed handgun permits; Virginia Criminal Information Network; disclosure of information.

Public Safety

Sub 1 6-4

12-10

HB2459

John J. McGuire,III

Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity.

Pending

HB2460

C. Matthew Fariss

Control of firearms by state agencies; rights of employees.

Public Safety

Sub 1

11-7

HB2464

Nicholas J. Freitas

Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties.

Pending

HB2467

Chris S. Runion

Purchase of firearms; special identification without a photograph.

Public Safety

Sub 1

13-5

SB805

Amanda F. Chase

Repeals the control of firearms by localities.

Judiciary

PBI 10-5

SB898

Richard H. Stewart

Adds training by U

SCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) to prove competence with a handgun for obtaining a CHP.

Judiciary

9-6

39-0

SB1099

Thomas K. Norment Jr.

School Resource Officer Grants Program and Fund.

Ed & Health

SB1103

Richard S. Stewart

Workplace violence; violence in certain public places; penalty.

Judiciary

PBI 9-6

SB1236

Mark D. Obenshain

Control of firearms by localities.

Local Gov.

PBI 9-6

SB1488

Amanda F. Chase

Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties.

Judiciary

PBI 10-5

SB1542

Richard H. Stewart

Enhanced earned sentence credits; exemptions; certain firearm-related offenses; felony conviction during confinement.

Judiciary

 
BILLS TO WATCH:

BILL #

PATRON

DESCRIPTION

Committee

Sub

Vote

HB1478

Jason S. Ballard

Increases penalty for “gang related” crimes.

Courts

5-3

14-8

HB1603

Scott A. Wyatt

Enhanced earned sentence credits; exemptions; firearm-related offense; felony conviction during confinement.

Courts

5-3

HB1916

Amanda E. Batten

Public institutions of higher education; threat assessment teams; powers and duties.

Courts

10-0

22-0

HB2106

Jeffrey M. Bourne

Assault or assault and battery against a law-enforcement officer; arrest and prosecution of individual experiencing a mental health emergency.

Courts

HB2167

Wren M. Williams

Workplace violence; violence in certain public places; penalty.

Courts

5-3

HB2365

Sally L. Hudson

Carrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square or building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; exemptions; public institutions of higher education.

Public Safety

Sub 1

Tabled 6-3

HB2456

Angelia Williams Graves

Weapons; possession or transportation; facility that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty.

Courts

Sub 2

SB826

John J. Bell

Creates a Campus Police Dept. for the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.

Ed & Health

SB910

Stephen B. Newman

Public institutions of higher education; threat assessment teams; powers and duties.

Ed & Health

15-0

SB920

Richard H. Stewart

Employment of school protection officers in public schools.

Ed & Health

Failed 7-8

SB1207

Ryan T. McDougle

Crimes by gangs.

Judiciary

11-4

SB1353

Thomas K. Norment Jr.

Firearms-related offenses; mandatory minimum sentences; penalty.

Judiciary

PBI 8-6-1

SB1378

Bill DeSteph

Use, display, or concealment of firearm in committing certain felonies; penalty.

Judiciary

PBI 9-6

SB1433

Davis R. Suetterlein

Purchase of handguns or other weapons of certain officers; Department of State Police.

Judiciary

SB1489

Bill DeSteph

Weapons; possession or transportation; facility that provides mental health services or developmental services; penalty.

Judiciary

Stricken by patron

SB1492

Bill DeSteph

Carrying a firearm or explosive material within Capitol Square and the surrounding area; exceptions for State Police officers.

Judiciary

15-0

39-0

SB1512

T. Montgomery Mason

Temporary detention; certified evaluators; report.

Ed & Health


HOUSE

HOUSE BILLS

INTRODUCED

PENDING

FAILED

PASSED Committee

PASSED Floor

BILLS WE SUPPORT

21

1

18

2

1

BILLS WE OPPOSE

25

10

0

15

0

BILLS TO WATCH

7

4

1

2

0

TOTAL BILLS

53

15

19

19

1

SENATE

SENATE BILLS

INTRODUCED

PENDING

FAILED

PASSED Committee

PASSED Floor

BILLS WE SUPPORT

12

0

0

10

4

BILLS WE OPPOSE

7

2

4

1

1

BILLS TO WATCH

10

3

4

3

1

TOTAL BILLS

29

5

8

14

6

TOTALS

82

20

27

33

7

                   

 

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