VITA; required information security training program for state employees. (HB852)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Information Technologies Agency; required information security training program for state employees. Requires the Chief Information Officer of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (the CIO) to develop by November 30, 2020, and annually update a curriculum and materials for training all state employees in information security awareness and in proper procedures for detecting, assessing, reporting, and addressing information security threats. The bill requires the Commonwealth's executive, legislative, and judicial branches and independent agencies, beginning January 1, 2021, to provide annual information security training for each of its employees using the curriculum and materials developed by the CIO. Read the Bill »


02/07/2020: In Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100248D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB852)
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with amendment (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB852E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20100248D-E
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB852E)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (78-Y 21-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (78-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 02/19/2020. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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