Police officers, special; repeals provisions allowing a circuit court for any locality to appoint. (SB496)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special police officers in localities. Repeals the provisions of the Code allowing a circuit court for any locality to appoint special police officers for such locality upon application of the sheriff or chief of police. Under current law, all appointments made pursuant to these provisions became void on September 15, 2004. The changes in this bill do not affect a sheriff's or chief of police's ability to request appointment of a special conservator of the peace. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102777D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Read second time
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB496ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB496ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 543 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.