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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Busy Day in the House of Delegates

Today is the last day to consider bills in the house of introduction. The following bills are up for final action in the House of Delegates today.

HB 1655, Delegate Carrico's bill requiring a court to award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to anyone that prevails in an action challenging an ordinance that violates the Commonwealth's pre-emption statute. Update: Passed House 82 - 16

HB 1851, Delegate Lingamfelter's bill exempting active duty military from handgun rationing (one gun-a-month). Update: Passed House 83 - 13

HB 2144, Delegate Nutter's bill to codify the AG's opinion that prohibits the State Police from disseminating CHP holder information. (The information would still be available from individual circuit courts). Update: Passed House 98-0

HB 2528, Delegate Cole's bill that would require localities that operate compensated confiscation schemes (gun buy backs) to sell the guns they take in to an FFL. Update: Passed House 64 - 33

In Senate Courts yesterday, Senator Stolle withdrew his bill (SB1385) that would have placed a tax on gun show promoters by requiring that they pay for state police to monitor all gun shows. The bad news is that Senator Watkins' SB1166 - the gun purchase tax increase bill - passed the Senate.

On the floor today for final action is:

SB 1513, Senator Smiths' bill requiring a court to award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to anyone that prevails in an action challenging an ordinance that violates the Commonwealth's pre-emption statute. Update: Passed Senate 30 - 10

Check back later today for results of the votes.

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