Central station dispatchers; exempt from training requirement if station has certification. (SB85)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; private security services businesses; exemption from training for certain central dispatchers. Provides that central station dispatchers employed by a UL listed central station are exempt from training requirements established by the Department of Criminal Justice Services. The bill defines "UL listed central station" as an alarm monitoring facility that has been certified as meeting the standards promulgated by the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100757D
12/20/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/15/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/16/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Placed on Calendar
01/20/2014Read first time
01/20/2014Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2014Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/20/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Committee substitute printed 14105149D-H1
02/24/2014Read second time
02/25/2014Read third time
02/25/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105149D-H1
02/25/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB85H1
02/25/2014Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/25/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
02/28/2014House insisted on substitute
02/28/2014House requested conference committee
03/04/2014Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2014Senators: Watkins, Puller, Petersen
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Robinson, Wilt, Filler-Corn
03/07/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2014Conference substitute printed 14105558D-S1
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 1-N)
03/07/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB85ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0610)


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 1 minute.