VA SB1078 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on December 13 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-06 - Left in Finance
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Protective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an act of violence, force, or threat to possess a firearm while the order is in effect, which is equivalent to the existing penalty for possession of a firearm by a person subject to a permanent protective order for family abuse. The bill also provides that such person may continue to possess and transport a firearm for 24 hours after being served with the order for the purposes of selling or transferring the firearm to another person.

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Protective orders; possession of firearms, penalty.


Roll Calls

2019-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-02-06SenateLeft in Finance
2019-01-21SenateRereferred to Finance
2019-01-21SenateCommittee substitute printed 19104844D-S1
2019-01-21SenateReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
2018-12-13SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-12-13SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100829D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182308.1:4(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments