Firearm safety education program; school boards may offer in elementary grades. (HB1217)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Firearm safety education program.  Allows local school boards to offer firearm safety education programs in the elementary grades. To assist local school boards opting to provide such instruction, the Board of Education must establish a standardized program of firearm safety education for students in the elementary school grades to promote the protection and safety of children. The bill requires that the program objectives incorporate, among other principles of firearm safety, accident prevention and the rules of the National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. Local school boards offering the program must comply with Board curriculum guidelines and integrate the instruction in appropriate subject areas, if feasible, to ensure that every elementary school student receives instruction in firearm safety education. Amends § 22.1-204.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/14/2010Committee
01/14/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103810D
01/14/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1217)
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/04/2010Reported from Education and Health with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Reading of amendment waived
03/08/2010Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2010Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Placed on Calendar
03/10/2010Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/10/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Reconsideration of Senate amendment agreed to by House
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/11/2010Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Enrolled
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1217ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1217ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (68-Y 24-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (68-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB1217ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 859 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0859)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Comments

Don Leeger writes:

Excellent Idea!