Coalition's 2020 Legislative Priorities

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Gun Violence Prevention

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The Coalition supports these bills. Please contact your reps to let them know if you do, too!
Click on bill no. for full summary. Click on Patron name for additional patrons (sponsors).
 = Enrolled. passed both the House of Delegates and the Senate, signed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.
Comm  = In committee. Hover to see committee name. Click to see members.
A Comm  = Appropriations committee.
Read1  = First Read in chamber
Read2  = Second Read in chamber
 Passed   = Passed by House or Senate. Click to see vote.
Recommends  = Recommended by Sub-Committee. Click to see vote.
Reported  = Approved by Committee. Click to see vote.
 Left   = Left in Committee. Was not sent to other house.
Incorp  = Incorporated into another bill. Hover for # of other bill.
PBI  = Passed by Indefinitely. Committee will reconsider at another meeting (or never).
        = On hold for some reason. Hover for detail.
Comm  = Defeated
House Senate Number Summary Chief Patron
Passed Reported HB 2 Universal Background Checks. Closes loopholes on universal background checks and firearms transfers. Del. Ken Plum
Read2 Passed SB 240 Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO). Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Sen. George Barker
Passed Passed SB 69 One Gun per Month. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period. Sen. Mamie Locke
Passed Continued HB 961 Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms and more. Del. Mark H. Levine

Other legislation

House Senate Number Summary Chief Patron
Passed Reported HB 674 Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Del. Rip Sullivan

Reduce gun violence through universal background checks; extreme risk laws and one handgun per month purchase limitation.

Gun safety, long a priority of Virginia voters and the Coalition, became more urgent after the tragedy in Virginia Beach. HB 2 takes the first important step to close loopholes on universal background checks and firearms transfers. Bill patron, Delegate Kenneth R. Plum, reminds us,
"We in Virginia have felt the sting of gun violence, all the way back to Virginia Tech. The voters want us to do something about the increasing gun violence, as has been indicated by public polling."
Contact your Reps

HOD Public Safety Committee & Subcommittees


ACLU-VA Sent Letter to Capitol Police about Banning Guns at Demonstrations, ACLU Virginia, Jan 14, 2020.

Va. Senate committee strikes 'assault weapons' bill, advances other proposed gun laws, WHSV [Harrisonburg], Jan 13, 2020.

Gun Violence Archive: last 72 hours, charts & maps, reports, more.

State-wide orgs

Moms Demand Action Virginia
VA chapter of national Gun Violence Prevention group.

National orgs

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Brady is working to reduce gun violence 25% by 2025.

Gabby Gifford's group. On a mission to save lives from gun violence.

Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety "The NRA spent 30 million dollars to elect Donald Trump, more than any other outside group, and another 25 million to keep the Senate in Republican hands -- and they will expect to get what they paid for."

Code Pink for Gun Safety "Wherever there is injustice we'll be there to highlight in bold PINK."

More organizations involved w. Gun Violence Prevention