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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.

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Virginia HB1773

Title: Pawnbrokers; amends definition to only include natural persons.

Description: Definition of pawnbrokers. Amends the definition of "pawnbroker" to only include natural persons. Under current law, a person, defined to include corporations, partnerships, associations, cooperatives, limited liability companies, trusts, joint ventures, governments, political subdivisions, or any other legal or commercial entities and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof, may become a licensed pawnbroker. The bill provides that counties, cities, or towns may choose to extend the license of a pawnbroker who is not a natural person for a period of up to one year.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

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Virginia HB2253

Title: Nonresident concealed handgun permits; time of issuance.

Description: Nonresident concealed handgun permits; time of issuance. Requires the Department of State Police (Department) to issue a concealed handgun permit to a nonresident within 90 days of receipt of the nonresident's completed application unless it determines that he is disqualified. The bill provides that the Department shall certify the nonresident's application as a de facto concealed handgun permit, which is effective for a period of 90 days after issuance, if the Department has not issued the permit or determined that the nonresident is disqualified within that 90-day period. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2019.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019

Last Action Date: February 18, 2019

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Virginia HB2548

Title: Felons; restoration of firearms rights, report to State Police.

Description: Restoration of firearms rights; report to State Police. Creates a method whereby circuit courts shall report to the Department of State Police the issuance of a restoration order that unconditionally authorizes the possession, transportation, or carrying of a firearm to a person (i) who has been convicted of a felony; (ii) adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile 14 years of age or older at the time of the offense of murder, kidnapping, robbery by the threat or presentation of firearms, or rape; or (iii) under the age of 29 who was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile 14 years of age or older at the time of the offense of a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult. The bill provides that if a court enters an order restoring a felon's right, the order shall contain the felon's name and date of birth and the clerk of the court shall certify and forward the restoration order accompanied by a complete set of the petitioner's fingerprints to the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE). The bill provides that the Department of State Police, upon receipt of the restoration order, shall enter the felon's name and description in the CCRE so that law-enforcement personnel accessing the CCRE will be aware of the order's existence. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019

Last Action Date: February 18, 2019

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West Virginia SB18

Title: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex

Description: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex

Last Action: To Governor 2/19/19 - Senate Journal

Last Action Date: February 20, 2019

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