Secured Schools Program and Fund; established. (HB2236)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; Secured Schools Program and Fund. Establishes the Secured Schools Program and Secured Schools Program Fund, established by and implemented by the Department of Criminal Justice Services, as a comprehensive, prompt, and reliable first warning notification and emergency broadcast system for each public safety answering point (PSAP) in the Commonwealth to (i) allow elementary or secondary school faculty to alert the local PSAP of an imminent threat to public safety within the elementary or secondary school and (ii) alert administration at each elementary and secondary school located within such PSAP's service area in the case of an imminent threat to public safety within the proximity boundary of the elementary or secondary school, as established by school administrators and local law enforcement. The bill allows such alerts to be issued by means of website announcements; email notices; phone, cellular phone, or text messages; alert lines; public address systems; panic buttons; or any other means of communication. The bill directs the Department to adopt regulations governing the implementation of the Program, in accordance with criteria provided in the bill, and establish criteria for funding the Program through disbursements from the Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104028D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2023Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/27/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
01/27/2023Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2023Committee substitute printed 23105685D-H1
01/30/2023Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2023Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2023Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/03/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2236H1)
02/03/2023Tabled in Appropriations (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)