School resource officers and school security officers; training standards. (HB1419)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School resource officers and school security officers; training standards. Requires school resource officers and school security officers to receive training specific to the role and responsibility of a law-enforcement officer working with students in a school environment that includes training on (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, mental health needs, substance abuse disorders, or past traumatic experiences; and (viii) student behavioral dynamics, including current child and adolescent development and brain research. Read the Bill »


02/27/2020: passed committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102267D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1419)
01/31/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/03/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 1-N)

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