Armed security officers; protection of schools and child day centers. (HB1582)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Armed security officers; protection of schools and child day centers. Permits any armed security officers, licensed by the Department of Criminal Justice Services, to carry firearms onto school property if such officer is hired by the school to provide protection to students and employees. The bill also prohibits the Board of Social Services from adopting any regulations that would prevent a child day center from hiring an armed security officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103101D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/22/2013Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104252D-H1
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104252D-H1
01/29/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1582H1
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (73-Y 25-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/11/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/11/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/11/2013Passed Senate with amendments (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Placed on Calendar
02/13/2013Senate amendments agreed to by House (81-Y 18-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1582ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 416 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0416)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.


Tracey Johnson writes:

Great bill but why did the law exclude public schools...children who attend public school need to be safe and secure with a first line of defense of armed police and security officers!!!! very economical