Local school boards; arming of school security officers. (HB1309)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; arming of school security officers. Permits local school boards to arm school security officers with batons, stun weapons, or any spray device designed to incapacitate a person and to allow school security officers to use such devices under the appropriate circumstances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/10/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100434D
11/10/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 3-N)
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1309)
02/04/2015Reported from Education (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House (66-Y 30-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (66-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/19/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (6-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


Melinda Skinner writes:

This is a very bad idea, with high risk of unintended consequences: abuse of students.