Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Regulations Relating to Special Conservator of the Peace [6 VAC 20 ‑ 230]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments to Reflect Chapter 551 (2016 Acts of Assembly) Regarding Eligibility and Registration
Action 4652
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the action is to conform to statutory changes made by Chapter 551, 2016 Acts of Assembly. The changes require SCOP applicants to submit fingerprint cards before DCJS can issue a valid registration, to include temporary, initial and renewal registrations. The changes also prohibit any person who is prohibited from possession, transporting or purchasing a firearm from eligibility for registration or appointment as a SCOP. The changes also require SCOPs to self-report to DCJS and the chief law-enforcement officer of any locality in which the SCOP is appointed within three days of becoming ineligible to be a SCOP.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Va. Code Section 2.2-4006(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [004912]
Associated Mandates Special Conservators of the Peace; Registration and Appointment Requirements
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7709 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Shannon Dion  / Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
Address: 1100 E. Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-4300    FAX: (804)786-0588    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.