Public schools; lock-down drills, notice to parents. (HB1793)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; lock-down drills; notice to parents. Requires every public school to provide the parents of enrolled students with at least 24 hours' notice before the school conducts any lock-down drill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101936D
12/27/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1793)
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in Education


Patrick S. writes:

This bill completely removes any efficacy to lock-down drills and does nothing to help prepare children for the emergency circumstances which may lead to a lock-down. If this is passed, you might as well not do lock-down drills at all. Ridiculous.

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