Criminal Justice Services, Department of; human trafficking policy. (SB654)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; human trafficking policy. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory training standards and publish and disseminate a model policy or guideline for law-enforcement personnel involved in criminal investigations or assigned to vehicle or street patrol duties to ensure that law-enforcement personnel are sensitive to and aware of human trafficking offenses and the identification of victims of human trafficking offenses. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103807D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB654)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB654)
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB654E
02/07/2014Printed as engrossed 14103807D-E
02/10/2014Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Committee amendment rejected
02/10/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2014Amendment by Senator Obenshain agreed to
02/10/2014Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB654E2
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Printed as reengrossed 14103807D-E2
02/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB654E2)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/14/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Passed House 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 BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB654ER)
02/25/2014Signed by Speaker
02/27/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB654ER)
03/17/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 265 (effective 7/1/14)
03/17/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0265)


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 5 minutes.