School security officers; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. (HB1392)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

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

Description

School security officers; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Authorizes a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties if (i) he is a retired law-enforcement officer who retired or resigned in good standing, (ii) he has met the additional training and certification requirements of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), (iii) the local school board solicits input from the chief law-enforcement officer of the locality regarding the qualifications of the officer, and (iv) the local school board grants him the authority to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties. The bill requires DCJS to establish additional firearms training and certification requirements for school security officers who carry a firearm in the performance of their duties. Existing law requires DCJS to establish minimum training and certification requirements for school security officers. Amends § 18.2-308.1, § 22.1-280.2:1, § 9.1-102, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
07/18/2016Committee
07/18/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100071D
07/18/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2017Reported from Education with amendment (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Read first time
01/20/2017Passed by for the day
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1392E
01/23/2017Printed as engrossed 17100071D-E
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1392E)
01/24/2017Read third time and passed House (78-Y 19-N)
01/24/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Committee substitute printed 17105303D-S1
02/08/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/15/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Committee substitute printed 17105369D-S2
02/15/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1392S2)
02/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Committee substitute rejected 17105303D-S1
02/17/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105369D-S2
02/17/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1392S2
02/17/2017Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate substitute agreed to by House 17105369D-S2 (75-Y 22-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (75-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1392ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1392ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 311 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0311)

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 12 minutes.

Transcript

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



Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville): ERA OF SMOKY AND THE BANDIT. THIS SIMPLY GIVES THEM THE ABILITY, THE OPTION, TO USE MODERN PUSH TO TALK TECHNOLOGIES SO THAT THE BUS DRIVERS CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THE DISTRICT. I HOPE IT BE THE WILL OF THE BOD YES TO ENGROSS THE BILL AND PASS IT TO THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 1942 AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO FOSTERING PROGRAM BACKGROUND CHECK.

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville): THE GENTLEMAN FROM HANOVER, MR. PEACE.

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): HOUSE BILL 1942 CLARIFIES CONFUSION WHERE AN ADULT 18-21 DEEMED TO BE A CHILD FOR PURPOSES OF THE FOSTERS AND FUTURES PROGRAM SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN ADULT FOR PURPOSES OF BACKGROUND CHECK.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 1946 A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO THE OFFICE OF THE STATE LONG TERM CARE ON DISCIPLINE.

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): THE GENTLEMAN FROM HANOVER, MR. PEACE. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, HOUSE BILL 1946 CLARIFIES AND UPDATES STATE CODE PURSE UNITE TO CHANGES IN FEDERAL LAW. RELATED TO HOW ONE MIGHT GAIN ACCESS TO PARTICULAR RECORDS OF A RESIDENT IN A FACILITY. IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR AUTHORITIES TO OUTLINE REGULATIONS TO ALLOW SANCTIONS FOR THOSE WHO PROHIBIT ACCESS TO SUCH RECORDS.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK ON PAGE 13, HOUSE BILL 2023, TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA AND RELATED TO MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS FOR MOVING LENGTH CONVERTED TO BICYCLE ONLY LANES.

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. VILLANUEVA.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, HOUSE BILL 2023 REVISES THE ROADWAY MAINTENANCE FUND ACCOMMODATE MOVING LANE MILES TO BIKE LANES OR TURN LANES WITHOUT REDUCING FUNDING PROVIDED TO LOCALITIES AFTER THIS COULD BE CONVERSION.

[Unknown]: HOUSE BILL 2072, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO NURSING HOME FAMILY COUNCILS, RIGHT OF FAMILY MEMBERS REPORTING TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, WELL FARE AND INSTITUTIONS.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): GENTLEMAN FROM FAIRFAX, MISS WATTS.

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale): HUSBAND BILL 2072 INSERTS IN THE CODE A PROVISION FROM FEDERAL LAW, REQUIRING NURSING HOMES HAVING FAMILY COUNCILS AND THE FACT A RESIDENT'S FAMILY HAS THE RIGHT TO MEET WITH THAT FAMILY COUNCIL. I TRUST IT WILL BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO ENGROSS THE BILL AND PASS IT TO THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK, HOUSE BILL 2153, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO DURABLE DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS, RECIPROCITY.

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale): GENTLEMAN FROM ROANOKE CITY, MR. RASOUL.

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, HB2153 EXTENDS RECIPROCITY TO ORDERS NOT ORIGINALLY SIGNED HERE BY A DOCTOR IN THE COMMONWEALTH. I MOVE THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: TURNING TO PAGE 14, COMPLETING THE BLOCK, HOUSE BILL 2301 A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES, REPORTING TO COMMITTEE OR HEALTH, WOEL FAIR AND INSTITUTIONS.

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke): GENTLEMAN FROM HENRICO, MR. O'BANNON.

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond): CURRENT LAW ALLOWS FOR A LPN TO ADMINISTER TB TESTS AND VACCINATIONS UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A REGISTERED NURSE. THIS MAKES SPECIAL USE OF OUR PRACTITIONERS. I HOPE YOU'LL ENGROSS THE BILL AND PASS TO THIRD READING.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE BILLINGS BE ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO THIRD READING? THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED, NO. BILLS ARE ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO THIRD READING.

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond): CONTINUING WITH THE CALENDAR, NEXT CATEGORY, HOUSE BILL 1392, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICERS, CARRYING A FIREARM IN PERFORMANCE OF DUIES WITH AN AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED NO. THIS BILL IS NOT NEW TO US. WE BROUGHT THIS BILL TO YOU, THAT BASICALLY PERMITS LOCALITIES TO USE, TO HIRE SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICERS WHO ARE FORMER RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS TO BE ARMED SO THEY CAN PROVIDE THE SAME BASIC PROTECTION THAT A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROVIDES. SO LET ME JUST SPEND TIME TALKING ABOUT THIS. THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER WHO IS ARMED AND IN SCHOOLS NOW, ARE USUALLY EMPLOYEES OF THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT, OR THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. THEY'RE JUST NOT ENOUGH OF THESE FOLKS TO GO AROUND EVERY SCHOOL. THAT IS WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO. CURRENTLY THERE IS A ANOTHER KIND OF SECURITY OFFICER THAT IS AVAILABLE IN SCHOOLS, THAT IS THE SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER. SSO. THESE FOLKS ARE CURRENTLY NOT ARMED. YET, IF WE WERE TO FIND THE RIGHT PERSON, WE CAN ARM THEM AND FURTHER PROVIDE FOR PROTECTION IN OUR SCHOOLS. SO ESSENTIALLY, LAST YEAR, THE GOVERNOR ELECTED TO VETO THIS BILL. AND IN HIS VETO MESSAGE, SO BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I LICENSE AND WENT BACK THIS SUMMER. I SPENT TIME LOOKING AT THE BILL. SO IT AUTHORIZES A SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER TO CARRY A FIREARM IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES. ONE, IF HE IS A RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO RETIRED OR RESIGNED IN GOOD STANDING. TWO, HE HAS MET THE ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. THREE. AND IMPORTANT PIECE HERE, THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD SOLICITS INPUT FROM THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT SOME COMMUNITIES HAVE POLICE, THAT IS THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, SOME HAVE SHERIFFS, SO IT COULD IT BE EITHER, OR IN THAT CASE. IF THEY SOLICIT INPUT FROM THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE LOCALITY REGARDING QUALIFICATIONS OF THE OFFICER. THERE IS A VETTING PIECE HERE THAT IMPORTANT. AND THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD GRANTS HIM AUTHORITY TO CARRY A FIREARM. SO I HAVE MADE SURE THAT THAT IS CLEAR TO CARRY A FIREARM IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTY. COUPLE POINTS. NONE OF US WANT TO CONTEMPLATE THE UNTHINKABLE. THAT SOMETHING HORRIBLE CAN HAPPEN IN A SCHL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN RURAL AREAS WHO HAVE TO TRAVEL GREATER DISTANCES MIGHT BE DELAYED IN GETTING THERE TO STOP A CALAMITY. THAT IS MY MOTIVATION. MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER WHO'S BELIEVE IN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS. EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE TO CARRY A FIREARM IN A SCHOOL IS UP WITH VIEW. WE SHOULD ASHL TEACHERS. I DON'T SUPPORT THAT. AND I HAVE BEEN CLEAR ABOUT THAT. PEOPLE OF GOOD FAITH HAVE COME OWE ME WITH CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO BEST SECURE OUR SCHOOLS. MY APPROACH IS A RATIONAL AND REASONABLE APPROACH. TO RELY ON FORMER AND RETIRED MROFS TO DO THIS WORK.

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