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2017 SESSION

17100757D
SENATE BILL NO. 865
Offered January 11, 2017
Prefiled December 7, 2016
A BILL to amend and reenact 18.2-309 of the Code of Virginia, relating to prohibition against furnishing dirk, switchblade knife, or bowie knife to minor; exemption.
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Patrons-- Stuart; Delegate: Cole
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 18.2-309 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

18.2-309. Furnishing certain weapons to minors; penalty.

A. If any person sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, to any minor a dirk, switchblade knife or bowie knife, having good cause to believe him to be a minor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This subsection shall not apply to any transfer made between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity.

B. If any person sells, barters, gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, to any minor a handgun, having good cause to believe him to be a minor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. This subsection shall not apply to any transfer made between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity.