Campus police; mutual aid agreements with local law-enforcement agencies and State Police. (SB302)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


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. 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 12102962D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104427D-S1
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104427D-S1
02/06/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB302S1
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/15/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/16/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/17/2012Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Committee substitute printed 12105443D-H1
02/20/2012Read second time
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105443D-H1
02/21/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB302H1
02/21/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/21/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Title replaced 12105443D-S1
02/28/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB302ER)
02/28/2012Signed by Speaker
02/29/2012Signed by President
03/20/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 282 (effective 7/1/12)
03/20/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0282)


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 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB965.


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: