|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Firearms; use or display while committing felony, penalty.
Increases from three to five years for a first offense and from five to 10 years for a second or subsequent offense the mandatory minimum sentences for use or display of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 18.2-53.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 18.2-53.1. Use or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty.
shall be is unlawful for any person to
use or attempt to use any pistol, shotgun, rifle, or other firearm or display
such weapon in a threatening manner while committing or attempting to commit
murder, rape, forcible sodomy, inanimate or animate object sexual penetration
as defined in � 18.2-67.2, robbery, carjacking, burglary, malicious wounding as
defined in � 18.2-51, malicious bodily injury to a law-enforcement officer as
defined in � 18.2-51.1, aggravated malicious wounding as defined in �
18.2-51.2, malicious wounding by mob as defined in � 18.2-41 or abduction.
Violation of this section shall constitute constitutes a separate and
distinct felony and any person found guilty thereof shall be sentenced to a
mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three five years for a first
conviction, and to a mandatory minimum term of five 10 years for a second or subsequent
conviction under the provisions of this section. Such punishment shall be
separate and apart from, and shall be made to run consecutively with, any
punishment received for the commission of the primary felony.
2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to � 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $3,595,290 for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
|01/21/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)|
|01/20/2020||House||House: Assigned PS sub: Firearms|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103589D|
|01/07/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety|