Private security services business; training requirements for human trafficking. (HB203)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private security services business; training requirements; human trafficking. Requires the compulsory minimum, entry-level, and in-service training standards for an unarmed security officer, armed security officer, courier, security canine handler, and alarm respondent to include a training requirement on recognizing and reporting instances of suspected human trafficking. The bill provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall have the power and duty to develop an online course to meet such training requirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100624D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2024Referred from General Laws
01/16/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB203)
01/19/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Public Safety with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/26/2024Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
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
02/19/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB203ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB203ER)
03/01/2024Signed 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
04/03/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 367 (effective 7/1/24)
04/03/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0367)

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