Law-enforcement officers, certain; universal certification, necessary training. (HB1022)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Universal certification for certain law-enforcement officers. Provides that any sworn law-enforcement officer with at least one year of experience (i) whose training qualifications meet or exceed current training standards established by the Board of Criminal Justice Services and who is in compliance with the minimum qualifications, (ii) who has not had a break in service of more than 24 months, and (iii) who is leaving the transferring agency in good standing with no pending investigations or disciplinary actions shall be eligible for employment at any law-enforcement agency within the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions. Prior to any conditional offer of employment, the bill requires the hiring law-enforcement agency to request certain specified information from all prior law-enforcement agencies and to employ all reasonable means to obtain personnel records for law-enforcement officers transferring from an out-of-state or federal law-enforcement agency. The bill requires that upon the receipt of all requested information by the hiring law-enforcement agency, the applicant law-enforcement officer shall complete a sworn declaration that the provided information or records are, to the best of the applicant's knowledge, a true, correct, and complete response to such request. This bill is identical to SB 207. Read the Bill »


According to the Fiscal Impact Estimates provided by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), and the Virginia State Police (VSP), this bill is not expected to have a fiscal impact on agency operations. The fiscal impact on local law enforcement agencies is unknown.

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Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103536D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/19/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1022)
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24107488D-H1
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1022H1)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107488D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1022H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/26/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2024Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 99-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2024House acceded to request
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2024Delegates: Sullivan, Clark, Wilt
03/05/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2024Senators: Surovell, Boysko, Diggs
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109163D-H2
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2024Passed by temporarily
03/09/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1022H2)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1022ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1022ER)
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 542 (effective 7/1/24)

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