Law-enforcement officers; training standards. (HB586)

Introduced By

Del. Adele McClure (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Training standards for law-enforcement officers; drug use. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish training standards and publish and periodically update model policies for law-enforcement personnel on the use of naloxone or other opioid antagonists to prevent opioid overdose deaths, in coordination with statewide naloxone training programs developed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Virginia Department of Health. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement estimates that there could be a one-time cost of up to $50,000 in general fund resources for the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to establish training standards and update model policies for law enforcement on the use of naloxone or other opioids to prevent overdoses. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) do not expect a material fiscal impact on their agency resources.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101960D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/16/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB586)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/26/2024Reported from Public Safety (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 3-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-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 HB586E
02/07/2024Printed as engrossed 24101960D-E
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (52-Y 46-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB586E)
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 (HB586ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB586ER)
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
03/26/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 141 (effective 7/1/24)
03/26/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0141)

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