Public schools; firearm safety education program. (SB129)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; firearm safety education program. Requires local school boards to provide firearm safety education programs for students in all grades. The bill requires (i) the Board of Education to establish curriculum guidelines for the program, in consultation with the Department of Criminal Justice Services; (ii) school boards to offer a minimum of two hours of instruction consistent with such guidelines; and (iii) that the program be taught by a school resource officer, other law-enforcement officer, or a United States Armed Forces instructor. The bill prohibits the use of firearms in the program. Current law allows local school boards to provide a firearm safety education program for students in the elementary grades and does not specify who may instruct such program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102684D
12/17/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB129)
01/30/2020Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Mike writes:

This right here is the only current example of common sense gun safety that any Virginia politician has proposed. Gun bans will not accomplish anything, but safety training will.