Higher educational institutions; board of visitors, etc. to establish violence prevention committee. (SB539)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher Education; threat assessment teams at each public institution of higher education. Requires the board of visitors or other governing body of every public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to establish a threat assessment team. The bill also requires the team to adopt a campus-wide threat assessment policy and to regularly seek cooperation from (i) residential life; (ii) academic affairs; (iii) law enforcement; (iv) the counseling center; and (v) student judicial affairs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 089833288
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2008Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB539)
01/31/2008Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Committee substitute printed 083363804-S1
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083363804-S1
02/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB539S1
02/05/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB539S1)
02/22/2008Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2008Read second time
02/26/2008Passed by for the day
02/27/2008Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/27/2008Rereferred to Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/27/2008Motion to reconsider rerefer agreed to
02/27/2008Passed House (94-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB539ER)
03/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB539ER)
03/03/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/10/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 533 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0533)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1316.