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Passed Virginia Gun Law SB953

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Legislation Overview

Title: Muzzleloader firearms; definition.

Subject: Weapons: Firearms: Game Inland Fisheries and Boating

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).

Session: 2017 Regular Session

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

Sponsors

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1 sponsors: Frank Ruff (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 3% (1 of 40)

History
Chamber Date Action
Feb 23, 2017 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)
Feb 23, 2017 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 161 (effective 7/1/17)
Senate Feb 17, 2017 Signed by President
Feb 17, 2017 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
Senate Feb 17, 2017 Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
Senate Feb 16, 2017 Enrolled
House Feb 16, 2017 Signed by Speaker
Senate Feb 16, 2017 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB953ER)
Senate Feb 14, 2017 House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
House Feb 10, 2017 Read third time
House Feb 10, 2017 Amendment by Delegate Marshall, D.W. agreed to
House Feb 10, 2017 Engrossed by House as amended
House Feb 10, 2017 Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
House Feb 10, 2017 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
House Feb 9, 2017 Read second time
House Feb 8, 2017 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
House Feb 3, 2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
House Feb 3, 2017 Read first time
House Feb 3, 2017 Placed on Calendar
Senate Feb 1, 2017 Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Senate Jan 31, 2017 Read second time and engrossed
Senate Jan 30, 2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
Senate Jan 26, 2017 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)
Senate Jan 18, 2017 Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
Senate Jan 18, 2017 Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Senate Dec 31, 2016 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Senate Dec 31, 2016 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102126D
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
Chaptered Feb 23, 2017 state link bill text
Enrolled Feb 16, 2017 state link bill text
Prefiled Dec 31, 2016 state link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes

Senate: Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)

Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)

Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)

House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)

Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Link: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+sum+SB953

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