SB 939 Possession of firearms.
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Summary as introduced:
Possession of firearms. Prohibits persons voluntarily admitted to a public mental health facility pursuant to 37.1-65, or to a private mental health facility, from purchasing, possessing, or transporting firearms if the person is mentally ill and in need of hospitalization and presents an imminent danger to self or others as a result of mental illness. Under current law, this prohibition only applies to persons involuntarily committed. The bill also prohibits persons subject to protective orders from possessing firearms while the order is in effect. Currently, federal law prohibits such persons from possessing a firearm, but Virginia law does not codify this prohibition.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 038780412  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 038780412
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/03  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in C. J. (5-Y 9-N)