Detector canine handler & examiner; Dept. of Criminal Justice Service to provide partial exemption. (HB2241)

Introduced By

Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Detector canine handlers and examiners. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services regulations may provide for partial exemption from compulsory entry-level training for detector canine handlers and detector canine handler examiners having previous employment in a unit of the United States Armed Forces Military Working Dog (MWD) program. The bill also provides that the Private Security Services Advisory Board membership shall include two representatives of detector and security canine businesses. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090859760
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2241)
01/21/2009Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/30/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 090422760-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090422760-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2241H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2241H1)
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2241ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2241ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 375 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.