School resource officers; training and certification, memoranda of understanding. (SB1130)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; training. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to establish compulsory minimum training standards for law-enforcement officers serving as school resource officers that may include (i) relevant state and federal laws; (ii) school and personal liability issues; (iii) security awareness in the school environment; (iv) mediation and conflict resolution, including de-escalation techniques; (v) disaster and emergency response; (vi) awareness of cultural diversity and implicit bias; (vii) working with students with disabilities, behavioral health or substance abuse disorders, or trauma experiences; and (viii) student behavioral dynamics, including child and adolescent development. The bill also directs the Department, in consultation with the Department of Education and the Virginia State Crime Commission, to include such similar minimum training standards for school security officers. The bill requires each school board to ensure that every public school employs at least one school administrator who has attended school safety training conducted by the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety in school safety, anti-bullying tactics, and effective identification of students who may be at risk for violent behavior and are in need of special services or assistance. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Amends § 9.1-102, § 9.1-184, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/22/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance Committee


12/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102420D
12/29/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Rereferred from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2019Rereferred to Education and Health
01/23/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/23/2019Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB1130)
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1130)
01/31/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19104359D-S1
01/31/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2019Incorporates SB1299 (Barker)
01/31/2019Incorporates SB1530 (Deeds)
01/31/2019Incorporates SB1551 (Surovell)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1130S1)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104359D-S1
02/05/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1130ES1
02/05/2019Printed as engrossed 19104359D-ES1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1130ES1)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2019Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19106730D-H1
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106730D-H1
02/20/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1130H1
02/20/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N)
02/21/2019House insisted on substitute
02/21/2019House requested conference committee
02/21/2019Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Locke, Carrico, Suetterlein
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Gilbert, Landes, VanValkenburg

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