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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 230. Regulations Relating to Special Conservator of the Peace

6VAC20-230-40. Fingerprint processing.

A. Each individual seeking an initial or renewal registration as a special conservator of the peace shall submit to the department:

1. One completed fingerprint card provided by the department or another electronic method approved by the department;

2. A fingerprint processing application;

3. The applicable nonrefundable fee; and

4. All criminal history conviction information on a form provided by the department.

B. The department shall submit those fingerprints to the Virginia State Police for the purpose of conducting a Virginia Criminal History Records search and a National Criminal Records search to determine whether the individual has a record of conviction or is prohibited from possessing, transporting, or purchasing a firearm.

C. Fingerprint cards that are found to be unclassifiable will suspend action on the application pending the resubmittal of a classifiable fingerprint card. The applicant shall be notified in writing and shall submit a new fingerprint card before the processing of his application will resume. However, the applicable, nonrefundable fee may be required if the department is assessed additional processing fees.

D. If the applicant is denied by DCJS, the department will notify the applicant by letter regarding the reasons for the denial.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-150.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 26, eff. October 5, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 4, eff. November 16, 2016.

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