School Safety, Va. Center for; development of model critical incident response training program. (HB2345)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Center for School Safety; duties. Requires the Virginia Center for School Safety, in conjunction with the Department of State Police, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and the Department of Education, to develop a model critical incident response training program for public school personnel and those providing services to schools. The bill also requires the Virginia Center for School Safety, in consultation with the Department of Education, to provide schools with a model policy for the establishment of threat assessment teams for each school, including procedures for the assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of school staff or students. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


02/08/2013Introduced at the request of Governor
02/08/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104847D
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/13/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read first time
02/15/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/18/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/19/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Read third time
02/21/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2013Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2345)
02/21/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2345ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 676 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0676)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.