Firearms; civil liability for sale or transfer, background check. (HB273)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil liability for sale or transfer of a firearm; background check. Provides that a person is civilly liable for injuries to person or property or wrongful death of another caused by a third party if it can be shown that the civil defendant sold or transferred a firearm to the person who committed the crime resulting in injury or death without obtaining a background check and verification that the transferee was not prohibited from possessing a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101014D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety