Private security services businesses; exempts certain employees and representatives from training. (HB1363)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private security services businesses; exemption. Exempts employees and sales representatives of an electronic security equipment retailer where they (i) sell the equipment at a store location, online, or by telephone, but not at the end user's premises; (ii) are not electronic security technicians; and (iii) do not have access to end user confidential information regarding the end user's electronic security equipment. Amends § 9.1-140, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 12/04/2012 Committee
  • 12/04/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102042D
  • 12/04/2012 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
  • 01/15/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
  • 01/17/2013 Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2013 Read first time
  • 01/22/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/23/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/24/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/24/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/06/2013 Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2013 Rereferred to General Laws and Technology
  • 02/18/2013 Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2013 Read third time
  • 02/20/2013 Passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/23/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1363ER)
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by President
  • 02/25/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/16/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 411 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/16/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0411)


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 55 seconds.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This is not a good summary of this bill. Virginia requires licensing of folks in the private security business, but they carve out a couple of dozen exceptions. This bill proposes that a new exception be created.