Human trafficking; Board of Education to provide information for local school division staff. (SB259)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


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


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101870D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/26/2012Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read second time
01/30/2012Reading of amendments waived
01/30/2012Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB259E
01/30/2012Printed as engrossed 12101870D-E
01/31/2012Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
02/16/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read second time
02/22/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB259
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2012Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/22/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB259ER)
02/29/2012Signed by President
02/29/2012Signed by Speaker
03/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB259ER)
03/21/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 317 (effective 7/1/12)
03/21/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0317)


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 30 seconds.


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.