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HB 1406 Firearms; restoration of right to person convicted of a nonviolent felony to possess, etc.

Introduced by: Gregory D. Habeeb | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Restoration of right to possess, etc., a firearm. Provides that a person convicted of a felony, other than a violent felony, whose civil rights have been restored is not required to petition a circuit court for an order to possess, transport, or carry a firearm, ammunition for a firearm, or a stun weapon. The bill provides that such person's right to possess, transport, or carry such items is automatically restored upon the restoration of his civil rights. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2019, contingent upon voter approval of amendments to Article II, Section 1 and Article V, Section 12 of the Constitution of Virginia at the November 2018 general election.


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