2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Additional Support for Firearms Background Checks

Item 416 #1h

Item 416 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Public Safety
State Police, Department of FY2013 $200,000 FY2014 $200,000 GF

Page 300, line 3, strike "$52,132,298" and insert "$52,332,298".
Page 300, line 3, strike "$52,132,298" and insert "$52,332,298".

(This amendment provides additional general fund support for the instant firearms background checks program. The current $2.00 fee charged for these firearms background checks is insufficient to cover the costs of the program. Virginia's instant firearms background check program ensures that juvenile felons, persons convicted of domestic abuse, persons against whom a protective order has been filed, and persons with mental health diagnoses do not purchase a firearm. A number of these persons for whom Virginia prohibits firearm purchases are not captured through U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation or other states' records.)