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Passed Virginia Firearm Legislation SB88

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Legislation Overview

Title: Discharging firearm; penalty.

Description: Discharging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or at any school building, upon the buildings or grounds of any school, or upon any public property within 1,000 feet of the property line of a school; and (iii) intentionally discharging a firearm while in or on a motor vehicle so as to create risk of death or injury to another person. The bill also imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year for violations of (a) unlawfully, but not maliciously, discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house and (b) willfully discharging a firearm in a public place when such discharge results in bodily injury to another person. The bill imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 90 days for violations of willfully discharging a firearm in a public place when such discharge does not result in bodily injury to another person.

Session: 2020 Regular Session

Last Action: Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)

Last Action Date: January 22, 2020

Sponsors

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2 sponsors: Bill DeSteph (R); Amanda Chase (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 5% (2 of 40)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 22, 2020 Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
Senate Jan 8, 2020 Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
Senate Nov 27, 2019 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101274D
Senate Nov 27, 2019 Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
Chaptered Apr 6, 2020 state link bill text
Prefiled Nov 27, 2019 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
01/22/2020 9 6 0 0 Yes
  • Boysko, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • Chafin, Benton (R) Nay
  • Deeds, R. Creigh (D) Nay
  • Edwards, John (D) Yea
  • Lucas, L. Louise (D) Yea
  • McClellan, Jennifer (D) Yea
  • McDougle, Ryan (R) Nay
  • Morrissey, Joseph (D) Yea
  • Norment, Thomas (R) Yea
  • Obenshain, Mark (R) Nay
  • Petersen, John (D) Yea
  • Saslaw, Richard (D) Yea
  • Stanley, William (R) Nay
  • Stuart, Richard (R) Nay
  • Surovell, Scott (D) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name

Link: link to state bill page

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