SB 601 Records check for firearm purchase.
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Summary:
Records check for firearm purchase. Allows photo-identification forms issued by the United States Department of Defense to be used by prospective purchasers to establish personal identification and residence, and where such photo-identification is used, permanent orders may be used for the additional documentation of residence. When the photo-identification presented to a dealer is a driver's license or other Department of Motor Vehicles ID, and such identification form contains a date of issue, the dealer is prohibited from selling or otherwise transferring a firearm to the prospective purchaser until 60 days after the issue date. An exception to this waiting period is provided where the prospective purchaser also presents a copy of his Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles driver's record showing that the original date of issue was more than 60 days prior to the day of attempted purchase.

A "strawman purchase" for a person the purchaser knows or has reason to believe is ineligible to purchase a firearm, where the violation involves more than one firearm, is punishable as a Class 5 felony (current law) with a mandatory minimum five-year term of imprisonment. Also, a new offense is created to provide the same punishment to the person who solicits, employs or assists another with respect to a "strawman purchase."

Full text:
01/25/94  Senate: Presented and ordered printed  pdf

Status:
01/25/94  Senate: Presented and ordered printed
01/25/94  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/94  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N 4-A)
02/09/94  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/16/94  Senate: Continued to 1995 in Finance (15-Y 0-N)
12/20/94  Senate: Left in Finance