School; definition thereof for purposes of prohibiting weapons on school grounds. (HB136)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Definition of "school" for the purposes of prohibiting weapons on school grounds. Defines "school" for the purposes of prohibiting weapons on school grounds as any public school from kindergarten through grade 12 operated under the authority of any locality within the Commonwealth, or any private or religious school that offers instruction at any level or grade from kindergarten through grade 12. Currently the definition is limited to any elementary, middle, or secondary school. Amends § 18.2-308.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2007Committee
12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087723676
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/02/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB136)
02/12/2008Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Comments

VACPS, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

OPPOSE:Adds private schools and dictates policy for them.

Roxann Gabany writes:

Please for consideration: I teach in a regional vocational setting for secondary education however the courses I teach is included in a public safty division. The three instructors teaching law enforcement, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire all have a section in our curriculum of how to secure a weapon for safty purposes. Student who are put out into a clinical mentorship need to know how to safely secure a weapon for their own safty plus the safty of the community. Would you please include an exception in your bill for those classes in a vocational setting that need a safty component for their currriculum