Human trafficking training; DCJS to establish for law-enforcement, etc. (SB135)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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 »


02/11/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101808D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB135)
02/03/2016Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed 16105063D-S1
02/03/2016Rereferred to Education and Health
02/11/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only 16105492D-S2
02/11/2016Continued to 2017 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB678.