School resource officers and school security officers; training standards. (SB171)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


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 such as physical alternatives to restraint; (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. This bill is identical to HB 1419. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103259D
12/20/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB171)
01/13/2020Rereferred from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2020Rereferred to Education and Health
01/20/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB171E
02/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20103259D-E
02/04/2020Passed Senate (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB171E)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read second time
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/20/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB171ER)
02/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB171ER)
02/24/2020Signed by Speaker
02/25/2020Signed by President
02/28/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 28, 2020
02/28/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 184 (effective 7/1/20)
03/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)