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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Firearm Bills in Senate Courts Today

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee will meet at 2:00 PM today. The following bills are on the docket.

HB1851 - Delegate Lingamfelter's bill allowing active duty service members of the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard to purchase more than one handgun within a 30-day period. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2010.

HB2144 - Delegate Nutter's bill codifying Attorney General McDonnell's opinion protecting from public disclosure concealed handgun permittee names and descriptive information held by the Department of State Police for purposes of entry into the Virginia Criminal Information Network. However, the information would still be available to law-enforcement agencies, officers, and agents in the course of law-enforcement duties, and nonidentifying statistical information would be available to the general public.

HB2178 - Delegate Scott's bill prohibiting a convicted felon from possessing ammunition for a firearm. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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