Northern Virginia Training Center; prohibition of closure. (SB1300)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Training centers; prohibition of closure. Provides that the Northern Virginia Training Center shall not be closed prior to December 31, 2016, and shall not be declared surplus on any land use plan developed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to identify by November 30, 2015, at least three training centers that shall not be subject to closure and requires such training centers to remain open and to continue to accept new admissions of individuals with intellectual disability for whom treatment in a training center is appropriate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101457D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/30/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1300)
02/03/2015Passed by indefinitely in Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)