School resource officers; compulsory minimum training standards. (HB2609)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to establish and every full-time or part-time law-enforcement officer employed as a school resource officer after July 1, 2020, to comply with compulsory minimum training standards for law-enforcement officers serving as school resource officers. The bill requires the training provided by the Department pursuant to such standards to be specific to the role and responsibility of a law-enforcement officer working with students in a school environment and to be available throughout the Commonwealth. The bill requires each school board to ensure that every public school it supervises employs at least one school administrator who has completed, either in-person or online, school safety training for public school personnel conducted by the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, unless such training is not available online. This bill is identical to SB 1130. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103503D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2609)
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (9-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19105909D-H1
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Passed by for the day
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2609H1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105909D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2609H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (76-Y 22-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107281D-S1
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19107281D-S1
02/20/2019Passed by for the day
02/21/2019Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Delegates: Jones, J.C., Bell, R.P., Leftwich
02/21/2019Read third time
02/21/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2019Amendment by Senator Stanley agreed to
02/21/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2609S1
02/21/2019Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 19107281D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Jones, J.C., Bell, Richard P., Leftwich
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Carrico, Locke, Suetterlein
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2609S1)
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Passed by temporarily
02/22/2019Passed by for the day
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 2-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Second Conference substitute printed 19107733D-H2
02/23/2019Conference report rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019House requested second conference committee
02/23/2019Second conferees appointed by House
02/23/2019Delegates: Jones, J.C., Bell, Richard P., Leftwich
02/23/2019Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Second conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2019Senators: Carrico, Locke, Suetterlein
02/23/2019Second Conference Committee substitute printed 19107733D-H2
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2019Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 3-N)
02/24/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2609ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2609ER)
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 487 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0487)