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HB 4015

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2019, 1st Special Session
  • Introduced in House Jul 08, 2019
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks, penalty.

Abstract

Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firearms dealers. A transferor who sells a firearm to another person without obtaining the required background check is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill also provides that a transferee who receives a firearm from another person without obtaining the required background check is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts transfers (i) between immediate family members; (ii) that occur by operation of law; (iii) by the executor or administrator of an estate or by the trustee of a testamentary trust; (iv) at firearms shows in accordance with law; (v) that are part of a buy-back or give-back program; (vi) of antique firearms; (vii) that occur at a shooting range, shooting gallery, or any other area designed for the purpose of target shooting, for use during target practice, a firearms safety or training course or class, a shooting competition, or any similar lawful activity; or (viii) that are temporary transfers that (a) occur within the continuous presence of the owner of the firearm or (b) are necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm. The bill removes the provision that makes background checks of prospective purchasers or transferees at firearms shows voluntary. The bill also provides that the Department shall have three business days to complete a criminal history record information check before a firearm may be transferred. The bill establishes an appropriation for the fiscal impact of the bill and authorizes the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget to allocate such appropriation among the agencies and programs impacted by the bill.

Bill Sponsors (43)

Kenneth R. Plum

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 36
Primary

John J. Bell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 13
Cosponsor

Joseph C. Lindsey

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 90
Cosponsor

Michael P. Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 93
Cosponsor

Dawn M. Adams

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 68
Cosponsor

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

David L. Bulova

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 37
Cosponsor

Betsy B. Carr

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 69
Cosponsor

Jennifer Carroll Foy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 2
Cosponsor

Karrie K. Delaney

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 67
Cosponsor

Eileen Filler-Corn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 41
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 77
Cosponsor

Charniele L. Herring

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 46
Cosponsor

Patrick A. Hope

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Paul E. Krizek

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 44
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Kathleen Murphy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 34
Cosponsor

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

David A. Reid

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 32
Cosponsor

Debra H. Rodman

  • Democratic
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Mark D. Sickles

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 43
Cosponsor

Marcus B. Simon

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 53
Cosponsor

Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 48
Cosponsor

Kathy K.L. Tran

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 42
Cosponsor

Cheryl B. Turpin

  • Democratic
Cosponsor

Roslyn C. Tyler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 75
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Vivian E. Watts

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 39
Cosponsor

Jennifer B. Boysko

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 33
Cosponsor

Rosalyn R. Dance

  • Democratic
Cosponsor

Adam P. Ebbin

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 30
Cosponsor

Janet D. Howell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 32
Cosponsor

L. Louise Lucas

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 18
Cosponsor

David W. Marsden

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 37
Cosponsor

Jeremy S. McPike

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Cosponsor

Richard L. Saslaw

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 35
Cosponsor

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Jul 08, 2019

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 07/09/19 19200151D

House

Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

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