Hotels; human trafficking training. (HB258)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; hotels; human trafficking training. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services, under the direction of the Criminal Justice Services Board, to develop an online course to train hotel proprietors and their employees, as defined in the bill, to recognize and report instances of suspected human trafficking. The bill provides that such online course shall be provided at no cost to the hotel proprietors and their employees. The bill requires that every hotel proprietor require its employees to complete such human trafficking training course developed by the Department or an alternative online or in-person training course approved by the Department within six months of being employed by a hotel and thereafter at least once every two years, for as long as the employee is employed by the hotel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102591D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB258)
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2022Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/11/2022Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/23/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/23/2022Committee substitute printed 22106995D-S1
02/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB258S1)
03/03/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Passed by for the day
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/09/2022Passed by for the day
03/10/2022Read third time
03/10/2022Passed by temporarily
03/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106995D-S1
03/10/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/10/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/10/2022Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
03/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB258S1
03/10/2022Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate substitute with amendments rejected by House 22106995D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
03/10/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate insisted on substitute with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Simonds, Leftwich, March
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: McClellan, Petersen, Stanley
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference substitute printed 22107870D-H1
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-0N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB258H1)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB258ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB258ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB258ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 751 (effective 1/1/23)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)