Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
7/2/2020

Chapter 130. Regulations Governing the Privacy and Security of Criminal History Record Information Checks for Firearm Purchases

Part I
General

6VAC20-130-10. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly dictates otherwise:

"Antique firearm" means any firearm meeting the statutory definition provided in § 18.2-308.2:2 G of the Code of Virginia.

"Criminal history record information" means records and data collected by criminal justice agencies on adult individuals, consisting of notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, information, or other formal charges and any disposition arising therefrom.

"Criminal history record information check," "criminal record check," and "record check" mean a review of a potential purchaser's criminal history record information, to be conducted by the Department of State Police at the initiation of a dealer in order to establish a prospective purchaser's eligibility to possess or transport a firearm, as defined in this chapter, under state or federal law.

"Dealer" means any person licensed as a dealer pursuant to 18 USC § 921 et seq.

"Dealer identification number" or "DIN" means a unique identifying number assigned by the Department of State Police to each individual dealer as defined in § 18.2-308.2:2 G of the Code of Virginia, in order to identify such dealers when they request criminal history record information to determine the eligibility of a prospective purchaser to possess or transport a firearm.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of State Police.

"Firearm" means any firearm meeting the statutory definition provided in § 18.2-308.2:2 G of the Code of Virginia.

"Handgun" means any firearm meeting the statutory definition provided in § 18.2-308.2:2 G of the Code of Virginia.

"Law-enforcement officer" means any full-time or part-time employee of a police department or sheriff's office which is a part of or administered by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, or any full-time or part-time employee of a private police department, and who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic, or highway laws of the Commonwealth and shall include any (i) special agent of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; (ii) police agent appointed under the provisions of § 56-353 of the Code of Virginia; (iii) officer of the Virginia Marine Police; (iv) conservation police officer who is a full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; (v) investigator who is a full-time sworn member of the security division of the Virginia Lottery; (vi) conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation commissioned pursuant to § 10.1-115 of the Code of Virginia; (vii) full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles appointed pursuant to § 46.2-217 of the Code of Virginia; (viii) animal protection police officer employed under § 15.2-632 of the Code of Virginia; (ix) campus police officer appointed under Chapter 17 (§ 23-232 et seq.) of Title 23 of the Code of Virginia; or (x) private police officer employed by a private police department. Part-time employees are those compensated officers who are not full-time employees as defined by the employing police department, sheriff's office, or private police department.

"Prospective purchaser" means an individual who intends to buy, rent, trade, or transfer a firearm as defined in this chapter, and has notified a dealer of his intent.

"Resident of Virginia" means a person who resides and has a present intent to remain within the Commonwealth, as shown by an ongoing physical presence and a residential address within Virginia. If a person does not reside in Virginia, but is on active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and Virginia is the person's permanent duty station, the person shall, for the purpose of these regulations, be considered a resident of Virginia.

"Transfer" means to sell, rent, trade, or transfer a firearm as defined in this chapter.

"VCheck" means Virginia's instant criminal background check program authorized by the Department of State Police and available via the Internet to all firearms dealers registered with the State Police Firearms Transaction Center.

"Virginia Firearms Transaction Record Form" or "VFTR form" means the form issued by the Department of State Police provided to dealers and required for obtaining a criminal history record check, also known as "SP-65" or the "VFTR."

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 1.1, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

Part II
Regulations

6VAC20-130-30. Applicability of chapter.

A. This chapter applies to:

1. All licensed dealers in firearms; and

2. The Department of State Police.

B. This chapter shall not apply to:

1. Transactions between persons who are licensed as firearms importers or collectors, manufacturers or dealers pursuant to 18 USC § 921 et seq.;

2. Purchases by or sale to any law-enforcement officer or agent of the United States, the Commonwealth, or any local government; or

3. Antique firearms.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.1, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-40. Responsibilities of dealers.

It shall be the responsibility of dealers that transfer firearms in Virginia to comply with the following:

1. Register with the Department of State Police to obtain from the department a dealer identification number (DIN) and to access the department's criminal history record VCheck program by telephone or via the Internet.

2. Prior to transferring any firearm, determine if the firearm is a "firearm" as defined in this chapter and § 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

3. Deny the transfer of a handgun to a non-Virginia resident in accordance with 18 USC § 922(b)(3).

4. Complete the VFTR form.

5. Request a criminal history record information check prior to the transfer of any such firearm.

6. Request a criminal history record check either by telephone, mail, VCheck, or other communication authorized by the Department of State Police prior to the sale of shotguns and rifles to non-Virginia residents.

7. Maintain required forms and records according to the procedures outlined in these regulations.

8. Deny the transfer of a firearm if advised by the Department of State Police that the prospective purchaser is ineligible to possess such a firearm and the department disapproved the transfer of a firearm to the prospective purchaser.

9. Notify the Department of State Police promptly upon any change in registration information (telephone number, address, federal firearms license number, etc.).

10. Provide written notice of the closing of the business to Department State Police in advance of the actual closing date.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.2, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-50. Responsibilities of the Department of State Police.

A. The Department of State Police shall operate telephone, mail, VCheck, or other authorized communication response systems to provide dealers in firearms (as defined in this chapter) with information on the legal eligibility of prospective purchasers to possess or transport firearms covered under these regulations. This information shall be released only to authorized dealers. Prior to the release of the information, the identity of the dealer and the prospective purchaser can be reasonably established.

B. In no case shall the department release to any dealer actual criminal history record information as defined in this chapter. The dealer shall only receive from the department a statement of the department's approval or disapproval of the transfer, and an approval code number, if applicable, unique to the transaction. A statement of approval or disapproval shall be based on the department's review of the prospective purchaser's criminal history record information and restrictions on the transfer of firearms to felons enumerated in § 18.2-308.2 of the Code of Virginia or federal law. This statement shall take one of the following two statuses: (i) approval with an approval code number or (ii) disapproval with no approval code number.

C. The department shall provide to dealers a supply of VFTR forms, a DIN, and a toll-free number to allow access to the telephone criminal history record check system available for approval of firearms purchases.

D. The department shall supply all dealers in the Commonwealth with VFTR forms in a manner that allows the department to use the forms to identify dealers and monitor dealers' use of the system to avoid illegal access to criminal history records and other department information systems.

E. The department shall hire and train such personnel as are necessary to administer criminal history record information checks, ensure the security and privacy of criminal histories used in such record checks, and monitor the record check system.

F. The department shall allow the Department of Criminal Justice Services access to all forms and records required by this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.3, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-60. Preparing for a criminal history record check.

A. General procedures.

1. If any firearm, which a prospective purchaser intends to obtain in transfer, is a firearm as defined in this chapter, the dealer shall request that the Department of State Police conduct a criminal history record check on the purchaser. The dealer may obtain the required record check from the department for purchasers who are residents of Virginia by (i) telephoning the department using the provided toll-free number, (ii) using VCheck, or (iii) using another communication authorized by the Department of State Police and requesting the record check. For out-of-state residents who purchase rifles or shotguns, the dealer may request the record check from the department by telephone, mail, or delivery. However, Virginia residents may, if they elect, request the dealer to obtain a record check by mail. The initial required steps of completion of the VFTR, obtaining consent of the purchaser, determining residency and verifying identity are common to telephone, mail, VCheck, or other communication authorized by the Department of State Police for obtaining the record check.

2. The dealer shall request a criminal history record check and obtain the prospective purchaser's signature on the consent portion of the form for each new transfer of a firearm to a given purchaser. One record check is sufficient for any number of firearms in a given transfer, but once a transaction has been completed, no transfer to the same purchaser shall proceed without a new record check.

3. A criminal history record check shall be conducted prior to the actual transfer of a firearm.

B. Completing section A of the Virginia Firearms Transaction Record: Obtaining consent for a criminal history record information check for firearms purchase. As a condition of any sale, the dealer shall advise the prospective purchaser to legibly complete and sign section A of a VFTR form.

1. The dealer shall require the prospective purchaser to complete section A of the VFTR form in the prospective purchaser's own handwriting, and without the dealer's assistance. The purchaser shall answer the questions listed and shall complete the items that establish residency and describe identity, including name, sex, height, weight, race, date of birth, and place of birth.

2. If the prospective purchaser cannot read or write, section A of the VFTR form may be completed by any person other than the dealer or any employee of the dealer according to the procedures specified on the reverse side of the VFTR form.

3. The dealer shall also obtain the prospective purchaser's signature or, if he cannot read or write, his mark, following the consent paragraph at the bottom of section A, which shall certify that the information supplied by the purchaser in section A is true and correct.

C. Completing section B of the Virginia Firearms Transaction Record: Establishing purchaser identity and residency and dealer identity. Prior to making a request for a criminal history record information check, the dealer shall complete all of section B of the VFTR form for which the dealer is responsible. Information recorded on the VFTR form shall be sufficient to (i) reasonably establish a prospective purchaser's identity and determine the residency of the prospective purchaser and (ii) identify the dealer.

1. Identify prospective purchaser and determine residency. The dealer shall determine residency and verify the prospective purchaser's identity as required in section B of the VFTR, by requiring at least two forms of identification that denote the address of the prospective purchaser. Only the forms of identification listed in this subsection shall be acceptable to establish identity and residency.

a. For Virginia residents, a dealer shall require any prospective purchaser to present one photo-identification form issued by a governmental agency of the Commonwealth or by the U.S. Department of Defense.

If, for purposes of this chapter, a prospective purchaser's Virginia residency is based upon active duty status with the Armed Forces of the United States with a permanent duty station in Virginia, including the Pentagon, and the primary form of identification consists of a photo identification issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, the purchaser may use as a secondary identification proof of permanent duty station within Virginia signed by the station commander or duly designated representative. For the purpose of establishing residency for a firearm purchase, residency of a member of the armed forces shall include both the state in which the member's permanent duty post is located and any nearby state in which the member resides and from which he commutes to the permanent duty post.

b. For non-Virginia residents purchasing shotguns or rifles, the dealer shall require the prospective purchaser to furnish one photo-identification form issued by a governmental agency of the person's state of residence and one other form of identification as provided in subdivision C 1 a, which corroborates the identity and residency shown on the photo-identification form.

c. The dealer will ensure that the forms of identification support the listing of the identifying characteristics and the resident's address as supplied by the prospective purchaser in section A of the VFTR.

d. If the dealer discovers any unexplained discrepancy between the two forms of identification (different addresses, birth dates, or names), the dealer shall not request a criminal history record check until the prospective purchaser can be adequately identified with two acceptable forms of identification as required.

e. The dealer shall name and identify on the VFTR form the documents used to verify the prospective purchaser's identity and residence and shall record all pertinent identifying numbers on the VFTR form.

f. While the dealer is required to collect sufficient information to establish the prospective purchaser's identity and residency from the forms of identification, in no case is the dealer authorized to collect more information on the prospective purchaser than is reasonably required to establish identity, state of residence, and citizenship.

2. Identify dealer. The dealer or his employee shall note on section B of the VFTR form:

a. The dealer's or employee's signature;

b. His position title (owner, employee);

c. The trade or corporate name and business address; and

d. The dealer's federal firearms license number.

D. No dealer shall sell, rent, trade, or transfer from his inventory any assault firearm to any person who is not a citizen of the United States or who is not a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence. To establish citizenship or lawful admission for a permanent residence for purposes of purchasing an assault firearm, a dealer shall require a prospective purchaser to present a certified birth certificate or a certificate of birth abroad issued by the U.S. State Department, a certificate of citizenship or a certificate of naturalization issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an unexpired United States passport, a U.S. citizen identification card, a current voter registration card, a current selective service registration card, or an immigrant visa or other documentation of status as a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.4, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 21, Issue 16, eff. May 18, 2005; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-70. Procedures for requesting a criminal history record information check by telephone or other communication authorized by the Department of State Police.

A. Once the prospective purchaser has completed section A of the VFTR form and the dealer has completed the necessary portions of the VFTR form and determined that the prospective purchaser is a resident of Virginia, the dealer shall contact the Department of State Police and request a criminal history record information check by telephone, through VCheck, or through other authorized communication for the firearm transfer. For non-Virginia residents purchasing rifles or shotguns, the dealer may also request a criminal history record check by telephone. The dealer shall use the toll-free number provided by the Department of State Police. However, no provision of these regulations shall prohibit a Virginia resident from obtaining a written record check through the dealer for any firearm transfer.

B. The dealer shall identify himself to the department by providing his DIN and the printed number on the upper right-hand corner of the VFTR form prepared by the prospective purchaser.

C. The dealer shall allow the department to verify this identifying information. The Department of State Police shall disapprove a firearm purchase if the department determines that the identifying information supplied by the dealer is incomplete, incomprehensible or in error, raises a reasonable doubt as to the origin of the request, or is otherwise unusable.

D. The dealer shall then supply to the department over the telephone, through VCheck, or through another authorized communication all identifying data on the prospective purchaser that is recorded on section A of the VFTR, in the order requested by the department. This information shall be transmitted to the department in a discreet and confidential manner, assuring to the extent possible that the identifying data is not overheard or viewed by other persons in the dealer's place of business. If the dealer cannot provide sufficient information to allow the department to conduct a criminal history record check, the department will not accept the request on the basis of insufficient information to conduct a check. The department may adopt procedures to appropriately address such occurrences.

E. The Department of State Police will respond to the dealer's request for a criminal history record check by consulting the criminal history record information indexes and files, during the dealer's call or VCheck submission. In the event of electronic failure or other difficulties, the department shall immediately advise the dealer of the reason for such delay and provide to the dealer an estimate of the length of such delay.

F. If no evidence of a criminal record or other information is found that would preclude the purchaser from possessing or transporting a firearm under state or federal law, the department will immediately notify the dealer that the transfer may proceed, and will provide the dealer with a unique approval code number, which the dealer shall enter in a clear, visible, and convenient manner on the original of the VFTR form.

G. If the initial search discloses that the prospective purchaser may not be eligible to possess a firearm, the department will notify the dealer that a further check must be completed before the end of the dealer's next business day, to determine if the prospective purchaser has a criminal record that makes him ineligible to possess or transport a firearm under state or federal law. This statement of ineligibility shall then be communicated by the dealer to the prospective purchaser in a discrete and confidential manner, recognizing the individual's rights to the privacy of this information.

H. In any circumstance in which the department must return the dealer's telephone call, whether due to electronic or other failure or in order to allow a further search, the dealer shall await the department's call and make no transfer of a firearm to the individual whose record is being checked until:

1. The dealer receives notification of approval of the transfer by telephone or other authorized communication from the department; or

2. The department fails to disapprove the transaction of the prospective purchaser before the end of the next business day.

Exception: If the department knows at the time of the dealer's telephone call or VCheck submission that it will not be able to respond to the request by the end of the dealer's next business day, it will so notify the dealer. Upon receiving notification, the dealer shall note in a clear and visible manner on the VFTR that the department was unable to respond. The dealer may in such cases complete the transfer immediately after his telephone call or receipt of an authorized communication.

I. In the event that the department is unable to immediately respond to the dealer's request for a criminal history record check and the prospective purchaser is also unable to await the department's response to the dealer's request and the department ultimately approves of the transfer, the dealer may transfer any firearm, as listed on the VFTR form that initiated the request for a record check, to the prospective purchaser, after the receipt of the approval of the transfer from the department. The actual transfer of the firearm shall be accomplished in a timely manner. A second record check shall not be required provided that the actual transfer of the firearm occurs within a time period specified by the department.

J. If the dealer is notified by the department that the prospective purchaser is not eligible to possess or transport a firearm under state or federal law, and the transfer is disapproved, and if he is so notified before the end of the next business day after his accepted telephone request or VCheck confirmation, the dealer shall not complete the transfer.

K. On the last day of the week following transfer of a firearm covered by these regulations on the basis of a telephone inquiry, the dealer shall send by mail or shall deliver to the department the appropriate copies of the VFTR other than the original, with sections A and B properly completed. No information on the type, caliber, serial number, or characteristics of the firearms transferred shall be noted on the copies of the VFTR submitted to the department, but the forms shall otherwise be complete. The dealer shall note the date of mailing on the form, or shall have the form date stamped or receive a dated receipt if the dealer delivers the form.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.5, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-80. Procedures for requesting a criminal history record check by mail.

A. At the request of a Virginia resident or a non-Virginia resident, a dealer may request a record check by mail for a firearm transfer. In either case, the dealer shall follow the procedures as set forth in this chapter. In addition, the dealer shall follow the provisions for establishing identity and residency as set forth in 6VAC20-130-60 C 1 a and C 1 b, and, if applicable, 6VAC20-130-60 D.

B. The dealer shall mail or deliver to the department the appropriate copies of the completed VFTR form according to procedures established by the department (that shall not describe, list, or note the actual firearms to be transferred) within 24 hours of the prospective purchaser's signing and dating of the consent paragraph in section A of the VFTR form. This shall be evidenced by the dealer's notation of the mailing date on the VFTR, if mailed, or the date stamp of the department on the VFTR form or a receipt provided to the deliverer, if delivered. The original of the completed VFTR form shall be retained at the dealer's place of business.

C. The department will initiate a search only upon receipt of the appropriate copies of the VFTR form at department headquarters. The department may challenge and refuse to accept any VFTR form if there is an unreasonable, extended time period between the date of the mailing and the date of receipt of the copies of the form at the department.

D. Following its search of Virginia and national criminal history record indexes and files, the department will return to the dealer a copy of the VFTR form, marked "approved," or "not approved." When a dealer receives approval, he may transfer any firearm, as listed on the VFTR form that initiated the request for a record check, to the prospective purchaser, after his receipt of the approval. The actual transfer of the firearm shall be accomplished in a timely manner. A second record check shall not be required provided that the actual transfer of the firearm occurs within a time period specified by the department. If the transfer is disapproved, he is not authorized to transfer any firearm to the prospective purchaser.

E. In the case of written requests for criminal history record check, initiated by the submission of VFTR forms, the dealer shall wait up to 10 days after the mailing date (noted on the form) or delivery date stamp (if not mailed) of the request for written approval from the department, prior to transferring a firearm as defined in this chapter.

F. However, if 10 days elapse from the date the VFTR form was mailed (as noted on the VFTR form) or delivered to the Department of State Police (as indicated by the date stamped by the department), and the department has not responded to the request initiated by the form by approving or disapproving the transaction proposed, the dealer may complete the transfer to the prospective purchaser on his next business day, after the 10th day, or thereafter, and not be in violation of the law or this chapter. After completion of the transfer in this case, as in all cases, any new or further transfer of firearms not listed on the VFTR form that initiated the request for a record check to the same purchaser will require a new criminal history record check.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.6, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-90. Proper use of the components of the criminal history record check system: Forms, records, toll-free telephone number, VCheck passwords, and DIN.

A. The VFTR forms will be provided to the dealer by the department. VFTR forms shall not be transferred from one dealer to another. All VFTR forms partially completed, torn, defaced or otherwise rendered unusable shall be marked "VOID" and disposed of in a manner that will not allow their reuse. All unused forms shall remain the property of the Department of State Police and shall be returned to the department in the event that a dealer ceases to engage in the transfer of firearms in a manner which is regulated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

B. The dealer will retain the original of the VFTR form for his own files.

C. The dealer shall keep all blank and completed VFTR originals and all returned copies in a secure area, which will restrict access to the information contained on the VFTR forms to authorized employees only.

D. The department shall retain a copy of all VFTR forms received from dealers according to the procedures outlined in this subsection.

1. Approved transfers. Thirty days after the department has notified the dealer of an approved transfer, the department shall destroy the VFTR form still in its possession and all identifiable information collected pertaining to a prospective purchaser.

2. Disapproved transfers. VFTR forms recording a transfer that was not approved shall be maintained by the department in a separate file, maintained by name of prospective purchaser.

a. The information contained in these forms shall be used by the department for legitimate law-enforcement purposes only and shall be governed by existing regulations concerning the privacy and security of criminal history record information.

b. The department may maintain any other printouts or reports with these copies of the VFTR form, provided they are treated as criminal history record information.

E. The Department of State Police shall maintain a running log of all requests for criminal history record information checks for firearms transfer, which shall include the following:

1. DIN and name of requester;

2. Dealer's transaction number;

3. Approval code number if sale is approved;

4. Date of telephone request, mailing, VCheck, or delivery date of mail request;

5. Notation of type of record request: telephone, mail, or VCheck request;

6. Approved or not approved status; and

7. Date of clearance from department file through mailing of VFTR form to the dealer or other final action.

F. A log shall be retained at the department on each request that leads to approvals of firearm transfers for 12 months from the date of each request.

G. Requests that lead to disapprovals shall be maintained by the department on a log for a period of two years from the date the request was accepted by the department for processing.

H. The department shall monitor and distribute all VFTR forms in an appropriate manner to ensure their proper control and use. This includes designing, redesigning, numbering, distributing, tracking, and processing all VFTR forms.

I. No dealer shall provide his DIN or the toll-free number VCheck password to another party for any reason.

J. The VCheck password may be changed periodically to ensure that these numbers are not improperly used by unauthorized dealers or unauthorized parties.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.7, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

6VAC20-130-100. Monitor.

The Department of State Police shall continuously observe compliance with requirements regarding VFTR form completion, notification of the Department of State Police following firearm transfers, form management and storage, and confidentiality and proper use of the DIN and the VCheck password information for Virginia resident telephone and VCheck record checks.

1. The department may invalidate a particular DIN to ensure the continuous integrity of the criminal history record information. Prior to such invalidation, the department shall notify the dealer orally, by telephone, or in writing of the reasons for such invalidation and allow the dealer the opportunity to respond.

2. Should the department identify minor violations of the provisions of this chapter, the department may monitor all future requests of the dealer for criminal history record checks as needed. Occurrences of additional violations or major or repeated violations may result in a subsequent monitoring or a criminal investigation of the dealer.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-02-2 § 2.8, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 3, eff. December 4, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. October 19, 2018.

Forms (6VAC20-130)

Virginia Firearms Transaction Record, Form SP-65, (eff. 7/2015) (Form SP-65 is obtained directly from the Virginia State Police, Firearms Transaction Center Help Desk, (804) 674-2292 or (804) 674-2788, or email firearms@vsp.virginia.gov.)



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