School principals; incident reports. (HB59)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School principals; incident reports. Requires that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense and report to the parents of any minor student who is the specific object of such act that the incident has been reported to law enforcement. Under current law, principals are required to make such reports only for such acts that may constitute a felony offense. Read the Bill »


01/03/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/03/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100897D
01/03/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2022Impact statement from DHCD (HB59CHP)
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB59)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB4, SB36 and HB308.


ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Ask your legislators to vote NO on this bill that would require principals of schools to feed the school to prison pipeline by reporting to police any behavior that could be criminal. The law was recently changed to only require reports of felonies. This bill would change that back.

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