Campus police; mutual aid agreements with local law-enforcement agencies and State Police. (HB965)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campus police; MAAs with local law-enforcement agencies.  Requires campus police to enter into mutual aid agreements with a local law-enforcement agency or the State Police for cooperation in providing assistance with the investigation of deaths and alleged rapes occurring on college campuses. Amends § 23-234, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2012 Committee
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102961D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 02/08/2012 Assigned MPPS sub: #2
  • 02/09/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
  • 02/10/2012 Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105229D-H1
  • 02/12/2012 Read first time
  • 02/13/2012 Read second time
  • 02/13/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105229D-H1
  • 02/13/2012 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB965H1
  • 02/14/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/14/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 03/01/2012 Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/05/2012 Read third time
  • 03/05/2012 Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/08/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/08/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB965ER)
  • 03/08/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/09/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/30/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/30/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB302.


Susan Russell writes:

This is a portion of HB2490 which was introduced last year by Delegate Paula Miller and referred to the Crime Commission for study during the summer/fall of 2011. The basis for this bill is that collaboration between campus and local police should be mandated when felony crime occurs on a college campus. Currently, local police cannot participate in investigating felonies that take place on a college campus unless an MAA exists or unless additional resources are requested by the University.

A Richmond Times-Dispatch review of sexual-assault reports from seven Virginia universities found that no cases involving student-on-student assault resulted in criminal prosecution from 2008 through 2010.

HB2490 was covered extensively in the media across Virginia. Despite the flood of email supporting the measure, the Crime Commission did not endorse all points of the legislation.,0,125511.story

Susan Russell writes:

For those interested in the Crime Commission study, the link is provided: