Law-enforcement officers; exemption from certain training requirements. (SB17)

Introduced By

Sen. Travis Hackworth (R-Richlands)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment of retired law-enforcement officers; exemption from certain training requirements. Provides that the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall exempt a law-enforcement officer who has demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity issues, had previous experience and training as a law-enforcement officer, is currently receiving or is eligible to receive a service retirement allowance, and has a break in service of no longer than 60 calendar months between retirement and new employment as a law-enforcement officer from the mandatory attendance of all courses that are required for the successful completion of the compulsory minimum training standards established by the Criminal Justice Services Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100240D
12/21/2021Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/16/2022Impact statement from VRS (SB17)
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22105769D-S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106321D-S1
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105769D-S1
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB17S1
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Impact statement from VRS (SB17S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/28/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
03/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
03/04/2022Reported from Public Safety (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read second time
03/09/2022Passed by for the day
03/10/2022Read third time
03/10/2022Passed House (52-Y 46-N)
03/10/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB17ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from VRS (SB17ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
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 Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (52-Y 45-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB17ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 704 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)