Concealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. (HB466)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), Del. Destiny LeVere Bolling (D-Glen Allen), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke), Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Fairfax), Del. Amy Laufer (D-Albemarle), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna), Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; reciprocity with other states. Provides that the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall determine whether states meet the statutory qualifications for Virginia to recognize the concealed handgun permit of a person from another state. Under current law, any out-of-state permit is recognized in the Commonwealth provided that (i) the issuing authority provides the means for instantaneous verification of the validity of all such permits or licenses issued within that state, accessible 24 hours a day; (ii) the permit or license holder carries a photo identification issued by a government agency of any state or by the U.S. Department of Defense or U.S. Department of State and displays the permit or license and such identification upon demand by a law-enforcement officer; and (iii) the permit or license holder has not previously had a Virginia concealed handgun permit revoked. The bill also provides that a Virginia resident who has not been issued a valid resident concealed handgun permit may not use a concealed handgun or concealed weapon permit or license issued by another state to carry a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Superintendent of State Police, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, to review any agreements for reciprocal recognition that are in place with any other states as of July 1, 2024, to determine whether the requirements and qualifications of those states' laws are adequate to prevent possession of a permit or license by persons who would be denied a permit in the Commonwealth and revoke any reciprocity agreement or recognition of any states that do not meet such requirements or qualifications by December 1, 2024. The bill requires the Attorney General to provide a written explanation for any determination that a state's laws are adequate to prevent possession of such permit or license by persons who would be denied such permit in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement indicates that if the Virginia State Police (VSP) is required to continuously monitor and evaluate changes in the laws of other states to determine qualification for reciprocity under the proposed legislation, they may need funding to support a First Sergeant (Attorney) position with an estimated ongoing cost of $178,887 annually (including salary and benefits). Additionally, there may be general fund and non-general fund appropriations available for modifications to the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) system, which the VSP oversees. The impact on the Office of the Attorney General is unknown at this time.

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Bill Has Failed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104641D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/16/2024Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 3-N)
01/19/2024Reported from Public Safety (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB466)
01/23/2024Read first time
01/24/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2024Passed by for the day
01/26/2024Read third time and passed House (50-Y 45-N)
01/26/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/26/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed by for the day
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendment (20-Y 19-N)
03/05/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (50-Y 49-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (50-Y 49-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB466ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/27/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto


Bill Peabody writes:

What's the crime rate for permit holders?

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