Virginia Critical Operation for a Disappeared Child Initiative (Codi) Alert Program; established. (HB1388)

Introduced By

Del. Bonita Anthony (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alert for missing or endangered children; Virginia Critical Operation for a Disappeared Child Initiative (Codi) Alert Program. Creates a program for local, regional, or statewide notification of a missing or endangered child. The bill defines a missing or endangered child as a child (i) who is 17 years of age or younger or is currently enrolled in a secondary school in the Commonwealth, regardless of age; (ii) whose whereabouts are unknown; and (iii) whose disappearance is under suspicious circumstances or poses a credible threat as determined by law enforcement to the safety and health of the child and under such other circumstances as deemed appropriate by the Virginia State Police. The bill requires the Virginia State Police to develop, in consultation with representatives of local law-enforcement agencies, including representatives from the Virginia Sheriffs' Association and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, policies for the establishment of uniform standards for the creation of Codi Alert Programs throughout the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to SB 201. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105525D
01/16/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/23/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2024Reported from Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106824D-H1
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1388)
02/04/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/07/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1388H1)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106824D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1388H1
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
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (9-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 (HB1388ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1388ER)
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
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 658 (effective 7/1/24)

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