HB 1655 Firearms; award of court costs, etc., to entity that prevails in action challenging locality.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Control of firearms; award of court costs and fees. Allows a court to award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to any entity that prevails in an action challenging an ordinance, resolution or motion as being in conflict with a locality's authority to control firearms pursuant to 15.2-915. Attorney fees may also be awarded to the prevailing party in an action challenging an administrative action taken in bad faith as being in conflict with the section. This bill is identical to SB 1513.

Full text:
12/12/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097759460  pdf
02/06/09  House: Committee substitute printed 096018460-H1  pdf
03/09/09  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1655ER)  pdf
03/30/09  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0735)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Conference amendments

Status:
12/12/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097759460
12/12/08  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/09  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/09  House: Referred from Courts of Justice by voice vote
01/21/09  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/09  House: Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/29/09  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/09  House: Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (19-Y 3-N)
02/06/09  House: Committee substitute printed 096018460-H1
02/08/09  House: Read first time
02/09/09  House: Read second time
02/09/09  House: Committee substitute agreed to 096018460-H1
02/09/09  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1655H1
02/10/09  House: Read third time and passed House (82-Y 16-N)
02/10/09  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (82-Y 16-N)
02/11/09  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/09  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/09  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (10-Y 4-N)
02/17/09  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/09  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/19/09  Senate: Read third time
02/19/09  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/19/09  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/09  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/09  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 6-N)
02/19/09  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/19/09  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (30-Y 10-N)
02/20/09  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/09  House: Senate amendment rejected by House (18-Y 81-N)
02/23/09  House: VOTE: --- REJECTED (18-Y 81-N)
02/25/09  Senate: Senate insisted on amendment (35-Y 5-N)
02/25/09  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/26/09  House: House acceded to request
02/26/09  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/26/09  House: Delegates: Carrico, Wright, Bowling
02/26/09  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/09  Senate: Senators: Puller, Smith, Marsh
02/28/09  House: Conference report agreed to by House (84-Y 10-N)
02/28/09  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (84-Y 10-N)
02/28/09  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
03/09/09  House: Enrolled
03/09/09  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1655ER)
03/09/09  Senate: Signed by President
03/11/09  House: Signed by Speaker
03/30/09  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 735 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/09  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0735)