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File #: ORD. 2019-289    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 10/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: To amend ch. 19, art. VII, div. 2 of the City Code by adding therein a new ? 19-334.2, concerning the reporting of lost or stolen firearms, for the purpose of imposing a requirement that lost or stolen firearms be reported to the Department of Police and prescribing a civil penalty for violations thereof.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2019-289

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To amend ch. 19, art. VII, div. 2 of the City Code by adding therein a new § 19-334.2, concerning the reporting of lost or stolen firearms, for the purpose of imposing a requirement that lost or stolen firearms be reported to the Department of Police and prescribing a civil penalty for violations thereof.

 

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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

§ 1.                     That Chapter 19, Article VII, Division 2 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015) be and is hereby amended and reordained by adding therein a new section numbered 19-334.2 as follows:

Sec. 19-334.2.                     Reporting lost or stolen firearms.

                     (a)                     Any person who loses a firearm or from whom a firearm is stolen shall report the loss or theft to the Department of Police within 24 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft.  The Department of Police shall enter such report information into the National Crime Information Center maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm as defined in Code of Virginia, § 18.2-308.2:2.

                     (b)                     A violation of this section is punishable, for a first offense, by a civil penalty of $125.00 and, for any subsequent offense, by a civil penalty of $250.00, which shall be paid to the City treasury.

§ 2.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.