Lock-down drills; every public school is required to have at least two practices per year, etc. (HB2346)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

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

Description

Yearly school lock-down drills, school safety audits, and school crisis, emergency management, and medical emergency response plans. Requires each school safety audit committee to conduct a school inspection walk-through using a standardized checklist and make the completed walk-through checklist available to the chief law-enforcement officer of the locality or his designee upon request. The bill requires the division superintendent to make the results of each school safety audit available to the chief law-enforcement officer of the locality and requires the local school board to provide copies of each school crisis, emergency management, and medical emergency response plan to the chief law-enforcement officer of the locality upon request. The bill also requires each school division to designate an emergency manager. The bill finally requires each public school to conduct at least two lock-down drills: one in September and one in January of each school year. Amends § 22.1-279.8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
02/08/2013Introduced at the request of Governor
02/08/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104831D
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105124D-H1
02/13/2013Read first time
02/14/2013Read second time
02/14/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105124D-H1
02/14/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2346H1
02/15/2013Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/18/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Committee substitute printed 13105398D-S1
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 13105398D-S1
02/21/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2346S1
02/21/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105398D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Enrolled
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2346ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2346ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 609 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0609)

Video

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 1 minute.