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Gun Legislation Awaiting Governor's Signature Or Veto

These are state level fiream related bills that are awaiting a signature or veto by the governor of that state.

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1300

Title: Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course.

Description: Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may distribute funds from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund to reimburse an entity that offers a firearms safety or training course or class approved by the Department free of charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, and family abuse. The bill also requires that, upon the issuance of a protective order, the petitioner for the order be provided with a list of such approved courses or classes.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Virginia HB2424

Title: Concealed weapons; carrying of firearms by former attorneys for the Commonwealth, etc.

Description: Carrying concealed weapons; former attorneys for the Commonwealth and assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth. Exempts a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth who (i) was not terminated for cause and served at least 10 years prior to his retirement or resignation; (ii) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at his own expense, the standards for qualification in firearms training for active law-enforcement officers in the Commonwealth; (iii) carries with him written proof of consultation with and favorable review of the need to carry a concealed handgun issued by the attorney for the Commonwealth from whose office he retired or resigned; and (iv) meets the requirements of a "qualified retired law enforcement officer" pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (18 U.S.C. ? 926C) from the prohibition on carrying a concealed handgun. The bill provides that a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth who has received such proof of consultation and favorable review shall have the opportunity to annually participate, at his expense, in the same training and testing to carry firearms as is required of active law-enforcement officers in the Commonwealth.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia HB2077

Title: Emergency Services and Disaster Law of 2000; reference to firearms, emergency shelter.

Description: Emergency Services and Disaster Law of 2000; firearms; emergency shelter. Removes the authority of a governmental entity under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law of 2000 to limit lawful possession, carrying, transportation, sale, or transfer of firearms in any place or facility used by the governmental entity as an emergency shelter.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1533

Title: Antique firearms; possession by nonviolent felons.

Description: Possession of antique firearms; nonviolent felons. Permits nonviolent felons to possess, transport, and carry muzzle-loading firearms and black powder in a quantity not exceeding five pounds if it is intended to be used solely for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes in muzzle-loading firearms.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1299

Title: Concealed handguns; protective orders.

Description: Carrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued. The bill provides that if the person issued the protective order applies for a concealed handgun permit during such 45-day period, such person will be authorized to carry a concealed handgun for an additional 45 days and be given a copy of the certified application, which shall serve as a de facto concealed handgun permit. The bill requires such person to have the order or certified application and photo identification on his person when carrying a concealed handgun and to display them upon demand by a law-enforcement officer; failure to do so is punishable by a $25 civil penalty.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

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