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

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101772D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB678)
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 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)
12/02/2016Left in Finance