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Passed Virginia Firearm Legislation SB240

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk of injury to himself, etc., penalties.

Description: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations district court judge or magistrate for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. Upon service of an emergency substantial risk order, the person who is subject to the order shall be given the opportunity to voluntarily relinquish any firearm. An emergency substantial risk order shall expire on the fourteenth day following issuance of the order. The bill requires a court hearing in the circuit court for the jurisdiction where the order was issued within 14 days from issuance of an emergency substantial risk order to determine whether a substantial risk order should be issued. Seized firearms shall be retained by a law-enforcement agency for the duration of an emergency substantial risk order or a substantial risk order or, for a substantial risk order and with court approval, may be transferred to a third party 21 years of age or older chosen by the person from whom they were seized. The bill allows the complainant of the original warrant to file a motion for a hearing to extend the substantial risk order prior to its expiration. The court may extend the substantial risk order for a period not longer than 180 days. The bill provides that persons who are subject to a substantial risk order, until such order has been dissolved by a court, are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm; are disqualified from having a concealed handgun permit; and may not be employed by a licensed firearms dealer. The bill also provides that a person who transfers a firearm to a person he knows has been served with a warrant or who is the subject of a substantial risk order is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill creates a computerized substantial risk order registry for the entry of orders issued pursuant to provisions in the bill.

Session: 2020 Regular Session

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0888)

Last Action Date: April 8, 2020

Companion Bill: HB674

Sponsors

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9 sponsors: George Barker (D); Joseph Morrissey (D); Scott Surovell (D); John Bell (D); Jennifer Boysko (D); Adam Ebbin (D); Barbara Favola (D); Janet Howell (D); Lynwood Lewis (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 23% (9 of 40)

History
Chamber Date Action
Apr 8, 2020 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0888)
Apr 8, 2020 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 888 (effective 7/1/20)
Senate Mar 12, 2020 Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
Mar 12, 2020 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Senate Mar 7, 2020 Signed by President
House Mar 6, 2020 Signed by Speaker
Senate Mar 5, 2020 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB240ER)
Senate Mar 5, 2020 Enrolled
Senate Feb 28, 2020 House substitute agreed to by Senate (21-Y 17-N)
Senate Feb 28, 2020 Title replaced 20108809D-H1
House Feb 26, 2020 Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB240H1
House Feb 26, 2020 Passed House with substitute (53-Y 47-N)
House Feb 26, 2020 VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N)
House Feb 26, 2020 Read third time
House Feb 26, 2020 Committee substitute agreed to 20108809D-H1
House Feb 25, 2020 Read second time
House Feb 21, 2020 Committee substitute printed 20108809D-H1
House Feb 21, 2020 Reported from Public Safety with substitute (12-Y 8-N)
House Feb 13, 2020 Referred to Committee on Public Safety
House Feb 13, 2020 Read first time
House Feb 13, 2020 Placed on Calendar
Senate Jan 22, 2020 Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendments SB240ES3
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Read second time
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Committee substitute rejected 20105669D-S1
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Substitute by Senator Morrisey withdrawn 20105857D-S2
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Reading of substitute waived
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Pending question ordered (27-Y 13-N)
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Substitute by Senator Surovell 20105922D-S3 agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Reading of amendment waived
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Amendment #1 by Senator Norment ruled out of order
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Amendment #2 by Senator Norment ruled out of order
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Amendment #3 by Senator Norment agreed to
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Reading of amendment waived
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Title replaced 20105922D-S3
Senate Jan 21, 2020 Printed as engrossed 20105922D-ES3
Senate Jan 20, 2020 Passed by for the day
Senate Jan 17, 2020 Passed by for the day
Senate Jan 16, 2020 Floor substitute printed 20105922D-S3 (Surovell)
Senate Jan 16, 2020 Passed by for the day
Senate Jan 16, 2020 Passed by temporarily
Senate Jan 15, 2020 Floor substitute printed 20105857D-S2 (Morrissey)
Senate Jan 15, 2020 Passed by for the day
Senate Jan 14, 2020 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
Senate Jan 13, 2020 Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N)
Senate Jan 13, 2020 Committee substitute printed 20105669D-S1
Senate Jan 8, 2020 Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
Senate Jan 2, 2020 Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
Senate Jan 2, 2020 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103425D
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
Chaptered Apr 8, 2020 state link bill text
Enrolled Mar 5, 2020 state link bill text
Comm Sub Feb 21, 2020 state link bill text
Engrossed Jan 21, 2020 state link bill text
Amended Jan 16, 2020 state link bill text
Amended Jan 15, 2020 state link bill text
Comm Sub Jan 13, 2020 state link bill text
Prefiled Jan 2, 2020 state link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes No Votes Absent Passed
01/13/2020 9 5 0 0 Yes
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Nay
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Yea
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Nay
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Nay
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Nay
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Stuart, Richard (R) Nay
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
01/14/2020 38 0 1 0 Yes
  • Barker, George (D) Yea
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Yea
  • Chase, Amanda (R) Yea
  • Cosgrove, John (R) Yea
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Yea
  • DeSteph, Bill (R) Yea
  • Dunnavant, Siobhan (R) Yea
  • Ebbin, Adam (D) Yea
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Favola, Barbara (D) Yea
  • Hanger, Emmett (R) Yea
  • Hashmi, Ghazala (D) Yea
  • Howell, Janet (D) Yea
  • Kiggans, Jennifer (R) Yea
  • Lewis, Lynwood (D) Yea
  • Locke, Mamie (D) Yea
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • Marsden, Dave (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Yea
  • McPike, Jeremy (D) Yea
  • Montgomery, Mason (D) Yea
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Newman, Stephen (R) Yea
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Yea
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Yea
  • Peake, Mark (R) Yea
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Pillion, Todd (R) Yea
  • Reeves, Bryce (R) Yea
  • Ruff, Frank (R) Yea
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Spruill, Lionell (D) Yea
  • Stanley, William (R) NV
  • Stuart, Richard (R) Yea
  • Suetterlein, David (R) Yea
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
  • Vogel, Jill (R) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
01/21/2020 26 13 0 0 Yes
  • Barker, George (D) Yea
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Nay
  • Chase, Amanda (R) Nay
  • Cosgrove, John (R) Yea
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Nay
  • DeSteph, Bill (R) Yea
  • Dunnavant, Siobhan (R) Nay
  • Ebbin, Adam (D) Yea
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Favola, Barbara (D) Yea
  • Hanger, Emmett (R) Yea
  • Hashmi, Ghazala (D) Yea
  • Howell, Janet (D) Nay
  • Kiggans, Jennifer (R) Yea
  • Lewis, Lynwood (D) Yea
  • Locke, Mamie (D) Nay
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • Marsden, Dave (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Nay
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Yea
  • McPike, Jeremy (D) Yea
  • Montgomery, Mason (D) Nay
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Newman, Stephen (R) Yea
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Yea
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Nay
  • Peake, Mark (R) Yea
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Pillion, Todd (R) Yea
  • Reeves, Bryce (R) Nay
  • Ruff, Frank (R) Yea
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Spruill, Lionell (D) Yea
  • Stanley, William (R) Nay
  • Stuart, Richard (R) Nay
  • Suetterlein, David (R) Nay
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
  • Vogel, Jill (R) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
01/21/2020 20 19 0 0 Yes
  • Barker, George (D) Yea
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Nay
  • Chase, Amanda (R) Nay
  • Cosgrove, John (R) Nay
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Yea
  • DeSteph, Bill (R) Nay
  • Dunnavant, Siobhan (R) Nay
  • Ebbin, Adam (D) Yea
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Favola, Barbara (D) Yea
  • Hanger, Emmett (R) Nay
  • Hashmi, Ghazala (D) Yea
  • Howell, Janet (D) Yea
  • Kiggans, Jennifer (R) Nay
  • Lewis, Lynwood (D) Yea
  • Locke, Mamie (D) Yea
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • Marsden, Dave (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Nay
  • McPike, Jeremy (D) Yea
  • Montgomery, Mason (D) Yea
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Newman, Stephen (R) Nay
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Nay
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Nay
  • Peake, Mark (R) Nay
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Pillion, Todd (R) Nay
  • Reeves, Bryce (R) Nay
  • Ruff, Frank (R) Nay
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Spruill, Lionell (D) Yea
  • Stanley, William (R) Nay
  • Stuart, Richard (R) Nay
  • Suetterlein, David (R) Nay
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
  • Vogel, Jill (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
01/22/2020 20 19 0 0 Yes
  • Barker, George (D) Yea
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Nay
  • Chase, Amanda (R) Nay
  • Cosgrove, John (R) Nay
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Yea
  • DeSteph, Bill (R) Nay
  • Dunnavant, Siobhan (R) Nay
  • Ebbin, Adam (D) Yea
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Favola, Barbara (D) Yea
  • Hanger, Emmett (R) Nay
  • Hashmi, Ghazala (D) Yea
  • Howell, Janet (D) Yea
  • Kiggans, Jennifer (R) Nay
  • Lewis, Lynwood (D) Yea
  • Locke, Mamie (D) Yea
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • Marsden, Dave (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Nay
  • McPike, Jeremy (D) Yea
  • Montgomery, Mason (D) Yea
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Newman, Stephen (R) Nay
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Nay
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Nay
  • Peake, Mark (R) Nay
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Pillion, Todd (R) Nay
  • Reeves, Bryce (R) Nay
  • Ruff, Frank (R) Nay
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Spruill, Lionell (D) Yea
  • Stanley, William (R) Nay
  • Stuart, Richard (R) Nay
  • Suetterlein, David (R) Nay
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
  • Vogel, Jill (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
02/21/2020 12 8 1 1 Yes
  • Batten, Amanda (R) Nay
  • Bourne, Jeffrey (D) Yea
  • Campbell, Ronnie (R) Nay
  • Carroll Foy, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Cole, Joshua (D) Yea
  • Coyner, Carrie (R) Nay
  • Davis, Glenn (R) Nay
  • Fariss, C. Matt (R) NV
  • Helmer, Dan (D) Yea
  • Hope, Patrick (D) Yea
  • Jenkins, Clinton (D) Yea
  • Kory, L. Kaye (D) Yea
  • Levine, Mark (D) Absent
  • Lopez, Alfonso (D) Yea
  • Plum, Kenneth (D) Yea
  • Price, Marcia (D) Yea
  • Rasoul, Sam (D) Yea
  • Robinson, Roxann (R) Nay
  • Rush, Larry (R) Nay
  • Simonds, Shelly (D) Yea
  • Wilt, Tony (R) Nay
  • Wright, Thomas (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
02/26/2020 53 46 0 0 Yes
  • Adams, Dawn (D) Yea
  • Adams, Les (R) Nay
  • Aird, Lashrecse (D) Yea
  • Askew, Alex (D) Yea
  • Austin, Terry (R) Nay
  • Avoli, G. (R) Nay
  • Ayala, Hala (D) Yea
  • Bagby, Lamont (D) Yea
  • Batten, Amanda (R) Nay
  • Bloxom, Robert (R) Nay
  • Bourne, Jeffrey (D) Yea
  • Brewer, Emily (R) Nay
  • Bulova, David (D) Yea
  • Byron, Kathy (R) Nay
  • Campbell, Jeffrey (R) Nay
  • Campbell, Ronnie (R) Nay
  • Carr, Betsy (D) Yea
  • Carroll Foy, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Carter, Lee (D) Nay
  • Cole, Joshua (D) Yea
  • Cole, Mark (R) Nay
  • Collins, Christopher (R) Nay
  • Convirs-Fowler, Kelly (D) Yea
  • Cox, M. Kirkland (R) Nay
  • Coyner, Carrie (R) Nay
  • Davis, Glenn (R) Nay
  • Delaney, Karrie (D) Yea
  • Edmunds, James (R) Nay
  • Fariss, C. Matt (R) Nay
  • Filler-Corn, Eileen (D) Yea
  • Fowler, Hyland (R) Nay
  • Freitas, Nicholas (R) Nay
  • Gilbert, C. Todd (R) Nay
  • Gooditis, Wendy (D) Yea
  • Guy, Nancy (D) Yea
  • Guzman, Elizabeth (D) Yea
  • Hayes, C.E. (D) Yea
  • Head, Chris (R) Nay
  • Helmer, Dan (D) Yea
  • Heretick, Steve (D) Yea
  • Herring, Charniele (D) Yea
  • Hodges, M. Keith (R) Nay
  • Hope, Patrick (D) Yea
  • Hudson, Sally (D) Yea
  • Hurst, Chris (D) Yea
  • Jenkins, Clinton (D) Yea
  • Jones, Jerrauld (D) Yea
  • Keam, Mark (D) Yea
  • Kilgore, Terry (R) Nay
  • Knight, Barry (R) Nay
  • Kory, L. Kaye (D) Yea
  • Krizek, Paul (D) Yea
  • LaRock, Dave (R) Nay
  • Leftwich, James (R) Nay
  • Levine, Mark (D) Yea
  • Lindsey, Joesph (D) Yea
  • Lopez, Alfonso (D) Yea
  • Marshall, Daniel (R) Nay
  • McGuire, John (R) Nay
  • McNamara, Joseph (R) Nay
  • McQuinn, Delores (D) Yea
  • Miyares, Jason (R) Nay
  • Morefield, James (R) Nay
  • Mugler, Martha (D) Yea
  • Mullin, Michael (D) Yea
  • Murphy, Kathleen (D) Yea
  • O'Quinn, Israel (R) Nay
  • Orrock, Robert (R) Nay
  • Plum, Kenneth (D) Yea
  • Poindexter, Charles (R) Nay
  • Price, Marcia (D) Yea
  • Ransone, Margaret (R) Nay
  • Rasoul, Sam (D) Yea
  • Reid, David (D) Yea
  • Robinson, Roxann (R) Nay
  • Roem, Danica (D) Yea
  • Runion, Chris (R) Nay
  • Rush, Larry (R) Nay
  • Samirah, Ibraheem (D) Yea
  • Scott, Don (D) Yea
  • Sickles, Mark (D) Yea
  • Simon, Marcus (D) Yea
  • Simonds, Shelly (D) Yea
  • Subramanyam, Suhas (D) Yea
  • Sullivan, Richard (D) Yea
  • Torian, Luke (D) Yea
  • Tran, Kathy (D) Yea
  • Tyler, Roslyn (D) Nay
  • VanValkenburg, Schuyler (D) Yea
  • Walker, Wendell (R) Nay
  • Wampler, William (R) Nay
  • Ward, Jeion (D) Yea
  • Ware, Lee (R) Nay
  • Watts, Vivian (D) Yea
  • Webert, Michael (R) Nay
  • Willett, Rodney (D) Yea
  • Wilt, Tony (R) Nay
  • Wright, Thomas (R) Nay
  • Wyatt, Scott (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
02/28/2020 20 17 2 0 Yes
  • Barker, George (D) Yea
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Nay
  • Chase, Amanda (R) Nay
  • Cosgrove, John (R) Nay
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Yea
  • DeSteph, Bill (R) Nay
  • Dunnavant, Siobhan (R) NV
  • Ebbin, Adam (D) Yea
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Favola, Barbara (D) Yea
  • Hanger, Emmett (R) Nay
  • Hashmi, Ghazala (D) Yea
  • Howell, Janet (D) Yea
  • Kiggans, Jennifer (R) Nay
  • Lewis, Lynwood (D) Yea
  • Locke, Mamie (D) Yea
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • Marsden, Dave (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Nay
  • McPike, Jeremy (D) Yea
  • Montgomery, Mason (D) Yea
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Newman, Stephen (R) Nay
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Nay
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Nay
  • Peake, Mark (R) Nay
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Pillion, Todd (R) Nay
  • Reeves, Bryce (R) Nay
  • Ruff, Frank (R) Nay
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Spruill, Lionell (D) Yea
  • Stanley, William (R) Nay
  • Stuart, Richard (R) NV
  • Suetterlein, David (R) Nay
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
  • Vogel, Jill (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name

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