SB 35

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jan 16, 2020
  • Passed House 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; permitted events. 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localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others are also repealed.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 incorporates SB 450, SB 505, SB 506, and SB 615. This bill is identical to HB 421.

Control of firearms by localities; permitted events. 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; or (iii) 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localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others are also repealed.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 incorporates SB 450, SB 505, SB 506, and SB 615.

Control of firearms by localities; permitted events. 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 incorporates SB 450, SB 505, SB 506, and SB 615. This bill is identical to HB 421.

Control of firearms by localities; permittedevents. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit thepossession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components orany combination thereof in a public space during a permitted eventor an event that would otherwise require a permit. The bill containstechnical amendments.

Bill Sponsors (8)

Votes


Actions


Apr 22, 2020

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 18-N)

House

Enacted, Chapter 1247 (effective 7/1/20)

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

Senate

Reenrolled bill text (SB35ER2)

Senate

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

House

VOTE: (48-Y 44-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (48-Y 44-N)

Apr 11, 2020

Senate

Governor's recommendation received by Senate

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

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

Mar 07, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 06, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Enrolled

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Title replaced 20108812D-H1

Senate

House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (21-Y 17-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)

Senate

House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (22-Y 16-N)

Feb 26, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N)

House

Read third time

House

Passed by temporarily

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20108812D-H1

House

Amendment by Delegate Price agreed to

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB35H1

House

Passed House with substitute with amendment (53-Y 46-N)

Feb 25, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 21, 2020

House

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

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Referred to Committee on Public Safety

House

Read first time

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Committee substitute printed 20108812D-H1

Jan 16, 2020

Senate

Ruling of Chair Sustained (21-Y 19-N)

Senate

Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

Senate

Chair rules that bill does not violate the single object rule

Jan 15, 2020

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB35S1

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20105646D-S1

Senate

Read second time

Jan 14, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB35)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Impact statement from DHCD (SB35)

Jan 13, 2020

Senate

Incorporates SB450 (Edwards)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20105646D-S1

Senate

Incorporates SB506 (Edwards)

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N)

Senate

Incorporates SB615 (Deeds)

Senate

Incorporates SB505 (Edwards)

Jan 08, 2020

Senate

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name

Nov 18, 2019

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100476D

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB35) HTML
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB35S1 HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB35H1 HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB35ER) HTML
Reenrolled bill text (SB35ER2) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1247) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: SB35AHE HTML
Amendment: SB35AG HTML

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