SB 1049 Firearms; administration of machine gun registry, nonresident concealed handgun permits.
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Summary as introduced:
Firearms; administration of machine gun registry, nonresident concealed handgun permits, and criminal history record checks. Requires any person registered to possess a machine gun to notify the Department of State Police (the Department) of a change of address within 30 days of such change. The bill reduces the number of photographs that an applicant for a nonresident concealed handgun permit must submit from two to one. The bill requires the form provided by the Department for a dealer to obtain criminal history record information for a firearm purchase to include a question about whether the proposed purchaser has been the subject of a temporary detention order and subsequently agreed to voluntary admission to a state facility. Current law prohibits such persons from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and provides that other mental health disqualifications be disclosed on such form. The bill requires firearms dealers to comply with the federal minimum wait time of three days after contacting the system for a background check before releasing a firearm without an approval number; under existing state law, such firearm must be released after one business day without an approval number. The bill removes the option under state law for a dealer to complete a sale if notified that a response will not be available by the end of the dealer's next business day and removes the requirement that the Department notify the dealer of such delay. The bill removes the requirement that the dealer mail the criminal history record check consent form for a person who is not a resident of Virginia to the Department.

Full text:
01/05/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101615D  pdf | impact statement
01/18/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104448D-S1  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/05/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101615D
01/05/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104448D-S1
01/18/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/18/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/31/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)