Student mental health policies and procedures; violence prevention committees. (SB239)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Student mental health policies; violence prevention committee. Requires the violence prevention committee of each public institution of higher education to establish policies and procedures to require all faculty and staff to report behavior that may represent a threat to the community and to self to members of the campus community identified by the committee. The bill also requires each violence prevention committee to include notification of family members or guardians, or both, as a sufficient means of action in the committee's policies and procedures for the assessment of individuals whose behavior may present a threat, unless such notification would prove harmful to the individual in question. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101218D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB239)
01/23/2014Reported from Education and Health with amendments (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB239)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (34-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Read second time
01/27/2014Reading of amendments waived
01/27/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB239E
01/27/2014Printed as engrossed 14101218D-E
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB239E)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/07/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/18/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Committee substitute printed 14105146D-H1
02/20/2014Read second time
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105146D-H1
02/21/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB239H1
02/21/2014Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/21/2014Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Title replaced 14105146D-H1
02/27/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB239ER)
02/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB239ER)
02/27/2014Signed by Speaker
03/01/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (SB239ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Enacted, Chapter 799 (effective 7/1/14)
04/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)


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 4 minutes.