12103177D
SENATE BILL NO. 554
Offered January 16, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact §18.2-308.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, relating to transportation and possession of firearms; persons subject to certain emergency protective orders.
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Patron-- Favola
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That §18.2-308.1:4 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§18.2-308.1:4. Purchase or transportation of firearm by persons subject to protective orders; penalty.

It shall be unlawful for any A. No person who is subject to (i) a protective order entered pursuant to §16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-278.2, 16.1-279.1, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9, or 19.2-152.10; (ii) an order issued pursuant to subsection B of §20-103; (iii) an order entered pursuant to subsection D of §18.2-60.3; (iv) a preliminary protective order entered pursuant to subsection F of §16.1-253 where a petition alleging abuse or neglect has been filed; or (v) an order issued by a tribunal of another state, the United States or any of its territories, possessions or commonwealths, or the District of Columbia pursuant to a statute that is substantially similar to those cited in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) to may purchase or transport any firearm while the such order is in effect. Any person with a concealed handgun permit shall be prohibited from carrying any concealed firearm, and shall surrender his permit to the court entering the order, for the duration of any protective order referred to herein. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. No person who is the subject of an emergency protective order issued pursuant to subsection C of §18.2-57.2 may transport or possess a firearm in the residence of the alleged victim while such order is in effect.

C. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.