Private security services providers and personnel; licensure, waiver, etc. (HB434)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Licensure of private security services providers and personnel; waiver of prohibition for conviction of certain crimes. Requires the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services to make a determination that a person with a criminal conviction of certain misdemeanors or any felony does not pose a threat to public safety prior to waiving, upon request, the prohibition against certification of such person as an unarmed security officer, electronic security employee or technician's assistant, private security services training school or instructor, or compliance agent or licensing of such person as a private security services business. Current law permits the Director to waive the prohibition without a determination that the requesting party does not pose a threat to public safety. The bill provides that any grant or denial shall be made in writing within 21 days of receipt of the written request and shall state the reasons for such decision. Amends § 9.1-139, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2016Committee
01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103405D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB434E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16103405D-E
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB434E)
03/02/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read third time
03/04/2016Passed by temporarily
03/04/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Enrolled
03/08/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB434ER)
03/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB434ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/16)
03/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0561)

Video

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 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

RETURNING TO PAGE 23 OF THE CALENDAR, HOUSE BILL 434, THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I RENEW MY MOTION THE BILL PASS AND IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION POSED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN COUNTY, I WOULD SAY THAT PREVIOUSLY THERE HAD BEEN A PROCESS FOR THE DIRECTOR TO MAKE THESE APPROVALS, THE STATUTE PRIOR TO ADOPTION OF THIS WOULD HAVE REQUIRED ONLY THAT A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR AN EXEMPTION BE MADE, AND IT REQUIRED THAT A DETERMINATION BE MADE BY THE IT. THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT THAT HE WAIVE IT IN WRITING. THERE WAS NO TIME PERIOD FOR HIS MAKING THAT DETERMINATION. THERE WAS NO REQUIREMENT THAT HE STATE THE REASONS. THIS WAS AN EFFORT BY THE PATRON TO SET FORTH A MORE DETAILED PROCESS AND ZEE TAILED DIRECTOR, SIMPLY THAT HE WAIVE FINDINGS -- DETAILED FINDINGS IN THE VENT THAT THE DIRECTOR SAW FIT FOR GRANT A WAIVER OF SOMEBODY CONVICTED OF ONE OF THESE CRIMES. THE PATRON SIMPLY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS APPROPRIATE THAT THE DIRECTOR SHOULD STATE IN WRITING EXPRESSLY HIS REASONS FOR GRANTING THAT SXEMPINGS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR BLACK.

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg): MR. PRESIDENT, I THANK THE GENTLEMAN AND THAT CERTAINLY ANSWERS MY QUESTION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 434 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg): AYES 39, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES.