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    2016:SB175:Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information - killed in committee!

    This is so infuriating. How can legislators who are SUPPOSED to represent the best interest of VIRGINIANS possibly kill this bill, when there are DOCUMENTED cases of other state's LEOs misusing this information? This is just as bad as their refusal to stop the "legalized theft" of property from people who have not been convicted of a crime!

    AND if I recall correctly, this is a step BACKWARDS. I believe it passed last year, and was VETOED by the Governor. Why was it killed this year?

    ETA: YES, last year's bill was passed, but Vetoed. The Governor's veto explanation accused all CHP holders of being criminals.

    TFred

    Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information. Provides that information on concealed handgun permittees in the Virginia Criminal Information Network shall not be shared with law enforcement in states that do not have reciprocity agreements with Virginia for the carrying of concealed handguns.

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    12/31/15 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100885D pdf | impact statement

    Status:
    12/31/15 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100885D
    12/31/15 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
    01/20/16 Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 5-N)
    01/25/16 Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
    01/26/16 Senate: Read second time and engrossed
    01/27/16 Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)
    02/03/16 House: Placed on Calendar
    02/03/16 House: Read first time
    02/03/16 House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
    02/26/16 House: Assigned MPPS sub: #1
    03/04/16 House: Stricken from docket by Militia, Police and Public Safety by voice vote
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    Here's the explanation / update on this from this evening's VA-ALERT from VCDL.

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    Today the last of the pro-gun bills that is not on itís way to the Governorís desk died in committee.

    SB175, Senator Stuart, prohibited Virginia from sharing CHP info with states that donít honor Virginia CHPs.

    This bill blasted out of the Senate with a veto-proof (assuming it would hold) majority (28 to 12). I expected it to blast out of the House similarly.

    Early this week I checked on the status of the bill, only to find it was still awaiting a hearing in the Militia, Police, and Public Safety committee!

    I immediately contacted the committee chairman, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, to see what was going on.

    It turned out there were some problems with the bill that had been discovered. I was skeptical, but when I heard the objections, I had to agree that the bill went beyond what it was intended to do because of some bad wording. I told Delegate Lingamfelter we would get him a substitute bill that fixed the problems. I also contacted Senator Stuart, who was unaware of the flaws in his bill.

    I contacted EM, and lawyer, John Pierce to draft a substitute bill that fixed the problems. In less than a day, John produced an excellent bill that I immediately got to Lingamfelter, Stuart, and other members of the committee.

    However, this morning Senator Stuart asked that the bill be struck for this year because the rewording could cause possible political complications in the Senate.

    Lingamfelter and Stuart both liked Johnís wording and both vowed that the bill would be reintroduced with Johnís wording next year.

    Hopefully we will close the loophole on CHP information next year.

    There are still another SEVEN pro-gun bills on the Governorís desk. The fate of a few of them will be known next week. The rest possibly not until mid-April.

    Oh, there are NO anti-gun bills alive and havenít been since crossover a couple of weeks ago.

    Stay tunedÖ.

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