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#1598710 - 02/23/20 01:05 PM When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)?
Cajuntec Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 12/03/18
Posts: 118
Loc: Williamsburg, Virginia
City or County: Williamsburg
I saw it was passed by the Senate, incorporating SB 12, which was the Universal Background Check piece. But what does that mean now? Is it immediately in effect since it passed, or does it have a start date in which the new procedures for a private sale will be put into place?

Google searches have produced more confusing results than answers. Does anyone have it in writing somewhere so I know what the current law is before I list a firearm for sale?

All the best,
Glenn

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#1599126 - 02/24/20 12:24 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
Swinger Offline
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 137
Loc: Smithfield
City or County: Smithfield
Nothing is immediate. I'm sure they'll be shouting it from the rooftops when it becomes law, saying how much safer we all are now that UBCs have come to town......

More than likely, it'll become law July 1, so buy all you can now.
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#1599139 - 02/24/20 12:56 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
jr45 Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 11/30/08
Posts: 866
Loc: VA
City or County: Stafford
It's not law yet. Still has some procedural processes to go through (I don't know what they are but there are other similar bills being heard). Possibly/hopefully it's challenged if/when it becomes law.

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#1599206 - 02/24/20 04:13 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
Fourth Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 12/11/19
Posts: 12
Loc: Virginia
City or County: King William
Normally, bills have to pass House and Senate, then conference committee to iron out differences, if any. Then to the governor for signature . Then , unless stated in the bill, July1 is the effective date. I think Im right, but may be off a little. My wife says I am!

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#1599236 - 02/24/20 06:09 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
FordBoy Offline
Single barrel

Registered: 09/28/15
Posts: 37
Loc: Clarke County, VA
City or County: Clarke County, VA
Yes, Most new laws will go into effect July 1, unless otherwise stated.

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#1600503 - 02/27/20 06:09 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
MP3Mogul Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 6190
Loc: Salem, Virginia
City or County: Salem
Fourth would be correct above
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#1600874 - 02/28/20 02:45 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
Cajuntec Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 12/03/18
Posts: 118
Loc: Williamsburg, Virginia
City or County: Williamsburg
Thanks all.
All the best,
Glenn

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#1634169 - 05/09/20 01:30 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
str870s Offline
Some dude

Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 378
Loc: VA
City or County: Highland
Hey all. Regarding the UBC bill/law, my understanding is that it applies to sales (Class 1 misdemeanor for both seller and buyer if no background check), but that it doesn't apply to trades or gifts? I haven't read through the legalese, but can anyone confirm?

If so, it sounds like Virginia Gun Trader gets emphasis on "trader," potentially with clever workarounds like those that have been used for raw dairy (which one cannot legally sell in VA) now for ages.
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#1634213 - 05/09/20 02:31 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
nvcdl Offline
Bullseye

Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 1776
Loc: ORANGE
City or County: Orange
One could argue that it does not apply in Sanctuary counties....

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#1634227 - 05/09/20 03:21 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
str870s Offline
Some dude

Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 378
Loc: VA
City or County: Highland
Interesting point about the sanctuary city/county consideration, though it has been my understanding that legally (and we're all hoping/trying to stay legal) the "Sanctuary City" designation is merely symbolic.

After taking a *slightly* closer at the legalese and some keyword searches, I don't see any exception made for non-sale transfers, but I haven't read word for word. It's kind of ridiculous to think that if my father-in-law and I want to give/loan/swap firearms, that we need to go to an FFL and pay a background check and transfer fee each time.
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#1634230 - 05/09/20 03:24 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
Ratgun Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1220
Loc: Vienna
City or County: Vienna
This is the best source I can find and what the expectation are...

https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB70

When I hear "trade, gift, ect." it seems to be talking about family members as an exception to the staute. The VA code is vauge and gets pretty specific in the exceptions.
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#1634233 - 05/09/20 03:32 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
str870s Offline
Some dude

Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 378
Loc: VA
City or County: Highland
Thanks, Ratgun.
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#1636842 - 05/15/20 05:35 PM Re: When does SB 70 take effect (Universal Background Checks)? [Re: Cajuntec]
Larke62 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 04/28/20
Posts: 2
Loc: Virginia
City or County: winchester
Thanks for this thread!

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