Law-Enforcement Assistance Program; DCJS to develop a peer-counseling program. (HB1379)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; Law Enforcement Assistance Program. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to develop a peer-counseling program to provide services, in the event of the death of or tragedy involving a law-enforcement officer in the course of his duties, to requesting immediate family members of the officer or to any other requesting law-enforcement officer. The program must include a training course for any law-enforcement officer who volunteers as a peer counselor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100099D
12/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1379)
01/24/2013Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Appropriations