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. Amends § 18.2-308.1, § 63.2-1734, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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