HB 2276

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 14, 2021
  • Passed House Jan 27, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 25, 2021
  • Governor

Plastic firearms and unfinished frames, etc.; manufacture, import, sale, transfer, etc., penalty.

Abstract

Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserialized firearms; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any firearm that, after removal of all parts other than a major component, as defined in the bill, is not detectable as a firearm by the types of detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used at airports for security screening. The bill updates language regarding the types of detection devices that are used at airports for detecting plastic firearms. The bill also creates several Class 1 misdemeanors, which are punishable as a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense, making it unlawful (i) for any person to possess, sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, transport, or receive an unfinished frame or receiver or firearm, unless the party possessing or receiving the unfinished frame or receiver or firearm is a federal firearms importer or manufacturer or the unfinished frame or receiver or firearm is imprinted with a serial number issued by a federal firearms importer or manufacturer and (ii) for any person to manufacture, cause to be manufactured, assemble, or cause to be assembled a firearm that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federal firearms importer or manufacturer in compliance with all federal laws and regulations regulating the manufacture and import of firearms. The bill creates exceptions for (i) any firearm that has been rendered permanently inoperable, (ii) an antique firearm, or (iii) any firearm or unfinished frame or receiver manufactured before October 22, 1968.

Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possessionof plastic firearms and unfinished frames or receivers and unserializedfirearms; penalties. Creates a Class 5 felony for any personwho manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any firearmthat, after removal of all parts other than a major component, asdefined in the bill, is not detectable as a firearm by the typesof detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used atairports for security screening. The bill updates language regardingthe types of detection devices that are used at airports for detectingplastic firearms. The bill also createsseveral Class 1 misdemeanors, which are punishable as a Class 4 felonyfor a second or subsequent offense, making it unlawful (i) for anyperson to possess, sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, transport,or receive an unfinished frame or receiver or firearm, unless theparty possessing or receiving the unfinished frame or receiver orfirearm is a federal firearms importer or manufacturer or the unfinishedframe or receiver or firearm is imprinted with a serial number issuedby a federal firearms importer or manufacturer and (ii) for any personto manufacture, cause to be manufactured, assemble, or cause to beassembled a firearm that is not imprinted with a serial number issuedby a federal firearms importer or manufacturer in compliance withall federal laws and regulations regulating the manufacture and importof firearms.

Bill Sponsors (21)

Votes


Actions


Mar 01, 2021

House

No further action taken

House

Failed to pass

Feb 25, 2021

House

House acceded to request

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (26-Y 11-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)

House

Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 21200407D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (21-Y 18-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A)

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (22-Y 17-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2276S1

Senate

Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 21200407D-S1

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Read third time

House

Conferees appointed by House

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N 1-A)

Feb 19, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2276S1)

Feb 18, 2021

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB2276S1)

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 6-N)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 21200407D-S1

Feb 10, 2021

Senate

Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Jan 27, 2021

House

VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)

Jan 26, 2021

House

Committee substitute agreed to 21103385D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2276H1

House

Read second time

Jan 25, 2021

House

Read first time

Jan 24, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2276H1)

Jan 22, 2021

House

Committee substitute printed 21103385D-H1

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB2276H1)

House

Reported from Public Safety with substitute (12-Y 10-N)

Jan 20, 2021

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2276)

Jan 19, 2021

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)

Jan 18, 2021

House

Assigned PS sub: Firearms

Jan 14, 2021

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB2276)

House

Referred to Committee on Public Safety

House

Presented and ordered printed 21102945D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Presented and ordered printed 21102945D HTML
Committee substitute printed 21103385D-H1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200407D-S1 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2276FH1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2276FH1160.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2276F122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2276F160.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB2276ASE HTML
Amendment: HB2276AS HTML

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