HB 421

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 03, 2020
  • Passed House Jan 30, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 26, 2020
  • Became Law Apr 22, 2020

Firearms, ammunition, etc.; control by localities by governing possession, etc., within locality.

Abstract

Control of firearms by localities. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for governmental purposes; (ii) any public park owned by the locality; (iii) any recreation or community center facility; or (iv) any public street, road, alley, sidewalk or public right-of-way or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public and is being used by or is adjacent to a permitted event or an event that would otherwise require a permit. Provisions limiting the authority of localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others are also repealed. The bill also provides that any firearm received by the locality pursuant to a gun buy-back program shall be destroyed by the locality unless the person surrendering such firearm requests in writing that such surrendered firearm be sold. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to SB 35.

Control of firearms by localities. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for governmental purposes; (ii) any public park owned or operated by the locality; (iii) any recreation or community center facility; or (iv) any public street, road, alley, sidewalk or public right-of-way or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public and is being used by or is adjacent to a permitted event or an event that would otherwise require a permit. Provisions limiting the authority of localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others are also repealed. The bill also provides that any firearm received by the locality pursuant to a gun buy-back program shall be destroyed by the locality unless the person surrendering such firearm requests in writing that such surrendered firearm be sold. The provisions of the bill do not apply to the activities of a Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program operated at a public or private institution of higher education or (ii) any intercollegiate athletics program operated by a public or private institution of higher education and governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or any club sports team recognized by a public or private institution of higher education where the sport engaged in by such program or team involves the use of a firearm. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to SB 35.

Control of firearms by localities. Grantslocalities authority to adopt or enforce an ordinance, resolution,or motion governing the possession, carrying, storage, or transportingof firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof inthe locality. Various provisions limiting such authority are repealed.Provisions limiting the authority of localities and state governmentalentities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturersand others are also repealed. Thebill also provides an exception to the requirement that an ordinanceenacted regarding the disposition of certain firearms acquired by localities must provide that any firearm received be offered forsale by public auction or sealed bids to a person licensed as a dealer. The bill allows such ordinance to provide that if the individualsurrendering the firearm requests in writing that the firearm bedestroyed, then such firearm will be destroyed by the locality.

Bill Sponsors (9)

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Actions


Apr 22, 2020

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

House

Reenrolled bill text (HB421ER2)

House

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 19-N)

House

VOTE: (48-Y 45-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (48-Y 45-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Enacted, Chapter 1205 (effective 7/1/20)

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

Apr 11, 2020

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 06, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 05, 2020

House

Enrolled

Feb 28, 2020

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 20108858D-S1 (54-Y 45-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N)

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Amendments 2 and 3 by Senator Norment withdrawn

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108858D-S1

Senate

Reading of Floor amendment 1 waived

Senate

Amendment 1 by Senator Norment agreed to

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB421S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (22-Y 18-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108858D-S1

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N)

Jan 31, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Jan 30, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (50-Y 48-N)

Jan 29, 2020

House

Read second time

House

VOTE: Engrossment (53-Y 46-N)

House

Engrossed by House (53-Y 46-N)

House

Pending question ordered

House

Passed by temporarily

Jan 28, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 24, 2020

House

Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 9-N)

Jan 18, 2020

House

Impact statement from DHCD (HB421)

Jan 03, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Public Safety

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100939D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DHCD (HB421) HTML
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB421S1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB421ER) HTML
Reenrolled bill text (HB421ER2) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1205) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB421ASR HTML
Amendment: HB421ASE HTML
Amendment: HB421AS HTML
Amendment: HB421AG HTML

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