Detector canines and detector canine handlers; training and database. (SB1024)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Detector canines and detector canine handlers; training and database. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory minimum training standards for detector canine handlers employed by the Department of Corrections, standards for the training and retention of canines used by the Department of Corrections, and a database on the performance and effectiveness of detector canines. The bill requires that correctional officers employed by the Department of Corrections comply with such requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Unanimous consent to introduce
01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105386D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20105386D
01/24/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20106629D-S1
01/24/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106629D-S1
02/06/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1024S1
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1024S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2020Referred from General Laws
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/13/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020Reported from Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1024ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1024ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 535 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0535)