School boards; local law-enforcement agencies, memorandums of understanding. (SB1563)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; local law-enforcement agencies; memorandums of understanding. Requires the school board in each school division in which the local law-enforcement agency employs school resource officers to enter into a memorandum of understanding with such local law-enforcement agency that sets forth the respective roles and responsibilities of the school board and the law-enforcement agency and the roles and responsibilities of such school resource officers. The bill requires each such school board and local law-enforcement agency to (i) review the memorandum of understanding every two years or at any time upon the request of either party and may revise such memorandum at any time as agreed by the parties and (ii) ensure that all relevant personnel employed by either party are informed of and review the provisions of the memorandum of understanding, including any revisions to the memorandum of understanding. The bill also requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a model memorandum of understanding that may be used by local school boards and local law-enforcement agencies to satisfy the new requirements put forth in the bill. Read the Bill »


01/31/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104306D
01/09/2019Referred 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
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1563)
01/31/2019Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1214-Newman) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)