School security officers; scope of employment, certain veterans permitted to carry. (HB8)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), A.C. Cordoza, Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), and Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School security officers; scope of employment; carrying firearm in performance of duties. Provides that each school security officer, in addition to performing each enumerated duty, is responsible for carrying out any other duty assigned to him by the local school board, excluding enforcement of discipline reserved solely and exclusively to school administrators. The bill permits a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties if (i) within 10 years immediately prior to being hired by the local school board or private or religious school, he was an active duty member in the Armed Forces of the United States who served on active duty for at least 10 years and received an honorable discharge from such service and (ii) he has provided proof of completion of the required training course. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103404D
12/17/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB8)
01/17/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/18/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/19/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2022Reported from Education with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2022Committee substitute printed 22104669D-H1
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB8H1)
01/21/2022Read first time
01/24/2022Read second time
01/24/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104669D-H1
01/24/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB8H1
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Ho9/22
01/25/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 46-N)
01/25/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/03/2022Rereferred from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Rereferred to Rules
03/04/2022Passed by indefinitely in Rules (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)