Virginia Center for School Safety; provide training to public school personnel on antibullying. (HB504)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Center for School Safety; antibullying training. Requires the Virginia Center for School Safety to provide training on antibullying tactics to public school personnel. The bill also allows the VCSS to include in its audits of school safety a survey of student safety concerns regarding bullying, gang activity, and acts of violence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103522D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/19/2012Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Committee substitute printed 12104574D-H1
01/31/2012Read first time
02/01/2012Read second time
02/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104574D-H1
02/01/2012Amendment by Delegate Dance agreed to
02/01/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB504EH1
02/01/2012Printed as engrossed 12104574D-EH1
02/02/2012Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/02/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB504EH1)
03/01/2012Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Passed Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB504ER)
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB504ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 433 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0433)


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 3 minutes.


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Scientifically derived data, and common knowledge, support this bill.