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2017 Passed State Gun Legislation

These are state level fiream related bills that have passed. Billls are archived by the year they were signed into law.

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New Hampshire SB12

Title: Repealing the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.

Description: Repealing the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on 02/22/2017; Chapter 0001; Effective 02/22/2017

Last Action Date: February 22, 2017

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Virginia HB2325

Title: Concealed handgun; application for permit requires photo identification.

Description: Application for a concealed handgun permit; photo identification. Requires applicants for a concealed handgun permit to present one valid form of government-issued photo identification issued by a governmental agency of the Commonwealth or by the U.S. Department of Defense or U.S. State Department (passport). The bill removes the requirement that the application be made under oath before a notary.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 237 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia SB953

Title: Muzzleloader firearms; definition.

Description: Muzzleloader firearms; definition. Incorporates the Virginia criminal law definition of a muzzleloader into the current statutory definitions of muzzleloading pistol, muzzleloading rifle, and muzzleloading shotgun located in Title 29.1 (Game, Inland Fisheries and Boating).

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 161 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia SB889

Title: Concealed handgun permit fees; exemptions; retired probation and parole officers.

Description: Concealed handgun permit fees; exemptions; retired probation and parole officers. Exempts retired probation and parole officers who have completed 15 years of service from concealed handgun permit application fees.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 241 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Virginia SB1465

Title: Concealed handgun; retired conservation officers may carry.

Description: Carrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. This bill is identical to HB 2308.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 243 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia HB2369

Title: Concealed handgun permit; change of address.

Description: Concealed handgun permit; change of address. Replaces the requirement that a concealed carry permit holder present proof of a new address with a requirement that the permit holder present written notice of the change of address on a form provided by the Department of State Police for a court to issue a replacement concealed handgun permit due to a change of address.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 238 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia HB1466

Title: Concealed handgun permits; expiration notice.

Description: Renewal of concealed handgun permits; notice. Provides that if a clerk has an electronic system for the application for and issuance of concealed handgun permits and such system has the capability of sending electronic notices to a permit holder, the clerk shall send the permit holder an electronic email notice that the permit will expire at least 90 days prior to such expiration. The bill provides that such notice shall be sent only if the applicant provides his email or other electronic address on his permit application, which shall request but not require this information. The bill provides further that any failure to send or receive such notice does not extend the validity of the existing permit beyond its expiration date.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 20, 2017

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Virginia HB2308

Title: Concealed handgun; retired conservation officers may carry.

Description: Carrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. This bill is identical to SB 1465.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 101 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 20, 2017

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Virginia HB1849

Title: Concealed handgun permit; permit requirements.

Description: Concealed handgun permit; permit requirements. Provides that a concealed handgun permit shall be of a size comparable to a Virginia driver's license and may be laminated or use a similar process to protect the permit. Current law requires that the permit be no larger than two inches wide by three and one-fourth inches long.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 47 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: February 17, 2017

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