Thursday, February 2, 2012

Castle Doctrine, Repeal of Fingerprinting CHP Applicants, Pass Senate

After a small amount of debate, SB4, Senator Stuart's bill codifying Castle Doctrine, passed the Senate 23-17.  Immediately after that vote, SB67, Senator Stanley's bill repealing the local option to fingerprint first-time concealed handgun permit holders, passed the Senate 26-14.  With the passage of Castle Doctrine, one of VSSA's two top priorities has passed the Senate and will likely pass the House.  Without counting our chickens before they hatch, this is the farthest the bill has ever gotten.

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