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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Senate Courts Taking Up Handful of Bills Wednesday Afternoon

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee has scheduled five gun bills on the docket for this afternoon's meeting.  The committee will meet 15 minutes after the Senate adjourns today.  The bills on the docket are:

SB791
SB1023
SB1299
SB1300

SB791 is sponsored by state Senator Amanda Chase and would make the current $10 fee charged by the clerk of the local circuit court for renewing a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) discretionary.

SB1023 is sponsored by state Senator Richard Stuart. This bill would prohibit the sharing of information regarding Virginia CHPs with law enforcement in states that do not recognize Virginia CHPs. This bill is aimed at preventing the frequent fishing expeditions by out of state law enforcement during traffic stops in anti-gun states like New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

SB1299 and SB1300 are both sponsored by State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel. SB1299 would allow any person who is 21 or older, not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and who are currently protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued. SB1300 would also provide funding for reimbursement of training expenses as well as information for those individuals seeks training under the protection of a protective order.

VSSA will be there and will post live results on Twitter and the VSSA Facebook page.

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