2021 Priority VA Legislation

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Priority Bills

Gun Violence Prevention

Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary update
guns Passed Passed Approved HB 1992 Firearms possession following domestic abuse conviction. 4/29
guns Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec HB 2295 Firearm or stun weapon; carrying within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, state-owned bldgs. 4/9
guns Passed Passed Accepted: Gov Rec SB 1381 Weapons; possessing or transporting within Capitol Square, etc. 4/9
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 1909 School board property, certain; establishment of gun-free zone permitted. 4/1
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 2081 Polling places; prohibited activities, unlawful possession of a firearm, penalty. 3/31
guns Passed Passed Signed HB 2128 Firearms; criminal history record information check delay increased to five days 3/8
guns Passed Passed Failed HB 2276 Plastic firearms and unfinished frames, etc.; manufacture, import, sale, transfer, etc., penalty. 3/1
guns Defeated SB 1382 Firearms; purchase, etc., following conviction for assault and battery of a family member. 2/23

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Approved Signed by Governor.
Enrolled Sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee. Hover to see committee name. Click to see members.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
PBI. Passed by Indefinitely.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
  Defeated.

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Glossary

The Virginia General Assembly uses its own terminology.

Engrossed. A legislative stage when a bill passes the second reading in the House of origin. Every bill has to be "read" on the floor three times before voting on it. The action or any debate or discussion usually comes on the day of the second reading or the third reading.

Enrolled. Legislation which has 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.

Failed to report. Defeated.

Incorporated. Rolled into someone else's bill. Either because they're identical, or they have incorporated *some* of the language in, and the patron agreed to have her name on the other bill.

Patron. Bill sponsor. There can be many patrons.

Referred. The assignment of legislation to another standing committee with no stance on the policy of the measure (neither endorses nor rejects the legislation).

Reported. The approval of a measure by the majority of the committee. The legislation may be reported by the committee with or without amendments. A bill may also be reported and referred to another committee.

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