Annual school safety audits; items to be reviewed. (HB561)

Introduced By

Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety; school safety audits; list of items required to be reviewed. Requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to include specific technology systems in the list of items to be reviewed and evaluated in required annual school safety audits. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation (HB561H1) is not expected to have a fiscal impact on agency operations for the Department of Criminal Justice Services. However, the fiscal impact to local school divisions is indeterminate.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104960D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/15/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB561)
01/19/2024Assigned CT & I sub: Technology and Innovation
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Education
01/29/2024Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Referred to Committee on Education
02/01/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24106804D-H1
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB561H1)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106804D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB561H1
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 on Education and Health
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB561ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB561ER)
03/08/2024Signed 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
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 429 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0429)

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