School principals; incident reports, violent offenses. (HB985)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School principals; incident reports; violent offenses. Requires that school principals report to law enforcement any felony offenses and violent offenses enumerated in the bill that may constitute a criminal offense. Under the bill, principals have discretion to report certain non-violent crimes to law enforcement. Under current law, principals are required to make such reports to law enforcement only for such acts that may constitute a felony offense. Read the Bill »


01/12/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103596D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB985)


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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