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. Amends § 22.1-16.5, § 63.2-214.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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