School safety; threat assessment teams, model critical incident response training program, etc. (HB2344)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

School safety; threat assessment teams and oversight committees. Requires local school divisions to establish policies and procedures for the establishment of threat assessment teams in each school, to be overseen by a division-level committee. The bill requires each threat assessment team to (i) provide guidance to students, faculty, and staff regarding recognition of threatening or aberrant behavior that may represent a threat to the community; (ii) identify members of the school community to whom threatening behavior should be reported; and (iii) develop policies and procedures for the assessment of individuals whose behavior may present a threat, appropriate means of intervention with such individuals, and sufficient means of action to resolve potential threats. The bill requires threat assessment teams to report to the division superintendent upon a preliminary determination that an individual poses a threat of violence to self or others; the superintendent is then permitted to obtain that individual's criminal history record information and health information. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
02/08/2013Introduced at the request of Governor
02/08/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104931D
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105082D-H1
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/13/2013Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105206D-H2
02/14/2013Read first time
02/15/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety substitute rejected 13105082D-H1
02/15/2013Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 13105206D-H2
02/15/2013Passed by for the day
02/18/2013Read second time
02/18/2013Amendments by Delegate Morris agreed to
02/18/2013Amendment by Delegate Toscano rejected
02/18/2013Amendment by Delegate Albo agreed to
02/18/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB2344EH2
02/18/2013Printed as engrossed 13105206D-EH2
02/19/2013Read third time and passed House (78-Y 19-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/20/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2013Committee substitute printed 13105375D-S1
02/20/2013Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Read third time
02/21/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105375D-S1
02/21/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2013Amendment by Senator Martin agreed to
02/21/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2344S1
02/21/2013Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2344S1)
02/21/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 13105375D-S1 (94-Y 3-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Enrolled
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2344ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/23/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 710 (effective 7/1/13)
03/23/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0710)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 31 minutes.