Criminal justice training academies; curriculum. (HB1369)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Gardner (D-Chesterfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Atoosa Reaser (D-Loudoun), and Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal justice training academies; curriculum. Provides that an approved criminal justice training academy may utilize an alternative curriculum and lesson plans that meet or exceed the compulsory minimum training standards without seeking a waiver from the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Under current law, the Department is required to develop a uniform curriculum to be used at all criminal justice training academies unless a waiver to the uniform curriculum is granted by the Department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2024Presented and ordered printed 24104550D
01/15/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1369)
01/26/2024Referred from Courts of Justice
01/26/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/30/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Public Safety with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1369E
02/07/2024Printed as engrossed 24104550D-E
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1369E)
02/08/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1369ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1369ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 556 (effective 7/1/24)

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