Human trafficking training; DCJS to establish for law-enforcement, etc. (HB678)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; teacher licensure; human trafficking training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory training standards 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 identification of human trafficking offenses. The bill also requires every person seeking initial licensure as a teacher and every person seeking renewal of a license who has not completed such training to complete training in human trafficking recognition, intervention, and prevention in accordance with curriculum guidelines developed by the Board of Education and the Department of Social Services. Read the Bill »


03/02/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101772D
01/11/2016Referred 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:
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB678)
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Education
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/04/2016Assigned to sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/04/2016Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105276D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105276D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB678H1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB678H1)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/02/2016Continued to 2017 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB135.