School security officers; employment, law-enforcement officers previously employed by the U.S. (HB2721)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)

Progress

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

Description

Employment of school security officers; law-enforcement officers previously employed by the United States or any state or political subdivision thereof; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Allows a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties if, within 10 years immediately prior to being hired by the local school board, he was employed by a law-enforcement agency of the United States or any state or political subdivision thereof and his duties were substantially similar to those of a law-enforcement officer in the Commonwealth. Under current law, only a school security officer who was an active law-enforcement officer in the Commonwealth within 10 years immediately prior to being hired by the local school board may qualify to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties. The bill also provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services' duty to establish minimum training and other requirements for school security officers includes establishing minimum training and requirements for school security officers previously employed by a law-enforcement agency of the United States or any state or political subdivision thereof. Amends § 22.1-280.2:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/16/2019Committee
01/16/2019Presented and ordered printed 19100996D
01/16/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2721)
01/25/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2019Passed by for the day
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House (65-Y 32-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19106813D-S1
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2721S1)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106813D-S1
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2721S1
02/18/2019Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106813D-S1 (79-Y 17-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Enrolled
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2721ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2721ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 493 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)

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