Tag: courts of justice committee

Senate committee changes vote to protect women over guns

In a dramatic turn of events, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-4 today to approve SB 943, a bill that would prohibit those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, sexual battery, and stalking from purchasing and possessing firearms.

Sen. Petersen’s Good Samaritan overdose bill passes Senate Courts Committee

Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill to protect Good Samaritans who call 911 to report drug overdoses has passed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee in a unanimous vote.