Human trafficking; Board of Education to provide information for public schools. (HB1188)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), and Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Human trafficking; information for public schools. Requires the Board of Education, with assistance from the Department of Social Services, to provide awareness and training materials for local school divisions on human trafficking, including strategies for the prevention of trafficking of children. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103701D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/24/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2012Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Read first time
02/08/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2012Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Passed by for the day
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/28/2012Committee amendments #1, #3 agreed to
02/28/2012Committee amendment #2 rejected
02/28/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2012Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Placed on Calendar
03/01/2012Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate amendments agreed to by House
03/01/2012Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1188ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1188ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 370 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0370)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO supports legislation that seeks to increase public awareness of and enhance enforcement of anti-human trafficking laws.