Virginia: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Will Be Considered by the House Tomorrow
Posted on February 11, 2013
Senate Bill 1335, patroned by Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), was reported with a substitute by the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee today by a 16-6 vote. The amended version of this bill protects the confidentiality of all concealed handgun permit (CHP) holders in Virginia. S.B. 1335 will be considered on the House floor next week.
Senate Bill 1372, introduced on Thursday, January 31 and sponsored by Senator John Edwards (D-21), was defeated in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee by a 3-11 vote today. If passed and enacted into law, S.B. 1372 would have required the Department of State Police to be available to perform voluntary background checks for non-dealer sales at gun shows.