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Regulations Governing the Privacy and Security of Criminal History Record Information Checks for Firearm Purchases [6 VAC 20 ‑ 130]
Action:
Comprehensive Review Security and Criminal History Record Information Checks for Firearm Purchases
 
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to the provisions of ยง 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia, criminal history record information checks are required prior to the sale, rental, trade or transfer of certain firearms. The Regulations Governing the Privacy and Security of Criminal History Record Information Checks for Firearm Purchases identifies the process for conducting the background check. This regulatory action is intended update the regulation to address the current VCheck technology used by the Department of State Police. The current regulation references the use of telephone calls and the mail to obtain criminal history checks and while these are still options for firearms dealers the telephone and the mail are rarely used. This regulatory action is also intended to clarify existing regulatory language and remove language that conflicts with the requirements set forth in the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004648]
Associated Periodic Review 1/14/2016
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7487 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 7/13/2016.
7754 Proposed Governor's office has completed its review - Next step is Submission to the Registrar.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Barbara Peterson- Wilson   / Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Address: 1100 Bank Street

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: Barbara.Peterson-Wilson@dcjs.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)225-4503    FAX: (804)786-0410    TDD: ()-