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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Militia and Police Subcommittee 1 Action Tonight

The Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 met at 5:00 PM and was very busy. The following bills were acted on and could be heard in the full committee Friday.

HB 1655, Delegate Carrico's bill that requires localities to pay legal fees when sued for violating Virginia's pre-emption statute. Passed out of subcommittee.

HB 1748, Delegate Pogge's bill that would clarify that a permit holder that has an expired permit does not have to be re-fingerprinted when renewing his or her CHP. The bill was withdrawn by the patron because the State Police objected to the bill. Note - this is why we need a pro-gun Governor so he can appoint a pro-gun State Police Superintendent

HB 1851, Delegate Lingamfelter's bill that allows active duty military to be exempt from Virginia's one handgun a month law. Passed out of subcommittee.

HB 1910, Delegate BaCote's bill to bann firearms in public libraries. Committee voted no on recommending reporting the bill.

HB 2144, Delegate Nutter 's bill to codify the attorney general's opinion provided to the State Police regarding desimination of the CHP list. Reported to the full committee.

HB 2178, Delegate Ed Scott's bill making possession of ammunition by a felon a felony. Committee voted no on recommending reporting the bill.

HB 2227, Delegate Marsden's bill making it illegal to carry a concealed airgun if it can expel a projectile at over 300 feet per second. Committee voted no on recommending reporting the bill!

HB 2318, Delegate Morrissey's bill creating a whole new class of FFLs by making it a requirement that anyone selling 3 or more firearms at a gun show have a Federal Firearms License. Committee voted no on recommending reporting the bill!

HB 2481, Delegate Ward's bill requiring anyone who legally owns a machine gun to file a change of address with the State Police if they move. Committee voted no on recommending reporting the bill.

HB 2528, Delegate Cole's bill requiring localities that want to hold compensated conficastion events ("gun buybacks") to pass an ordinance that allows them to hold the event, plus the bill requires that sell such guns to a dealer. Passed by the subcommittee.

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