School protection officers; definition, compulsory minimum training standards. (HB2142)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School protection officers; minimum training standards; exemption. Defines a school protection officer as a retired law-enforcement officer hired on a part-time basis by the local law-enforcement agency to provide limited law-enforcement and security services to Virginia public elementary and secondary schools. The bill also provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall establish compulsory minimum training standards for all persons employed as school protection officers and that such training may be provided by the employing law-enforcement agency and shall be graduated and based on the type of duties to be performed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103242D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2142)
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 1-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105664D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105664D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2142H1
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2142H1)
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House (53-Y 45-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (53-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2142ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2142ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/26/2019G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2019House sustained Governor's veto (50-Y 49-N)
04/03/2019(66 affirmative votes required to override veto)
04/03/2019VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (50-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)


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 3 minutes.