HB 254 Reports of bomb threats to law-enforcement and school authorities.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Reports of certain acts to law-enforcement and school authorities. Adds conduct involving firebombs, explosive materials or devices, hoax explosive devices, chemical bombs, or other incendiary devices on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored activity and bomb threats or false bomb threats made against school personnel or involving school property or school buses to those incidents to be reported to school principals or their designees. The principal or his designee is to report all such incidents to the division superintendent, who must relay an annual report of these incidents to the Department. School principals must also report these incidents to law-enforcement officials pursuant to subsection D of 22.1-280.1. The immunity statute for school personnel is also amended to include reporting or investigating these incidents. Law enforcement authorities may report this conduct, wherever committed, by students enrolled at the school if the offense would be a felony if committed by an adult or would be an adult misdemeanor. Possession of materials used in explosive devices or possession or use of such devices is a Class 5 felony. Construction or use of a hoax explosive device "so as to intentionally cause another person to believe that such device is a bomb or explosive" constitutes a Class 6 felony ( 18.2-85). Threats to bomb or damage buildings constitute Class 5 felonies; however, persons under age 15 committing such acts would be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, incidents to be reported to school principals, and, in turn, to the division superintendent and, ultimately, to the Department of Education and law-enforcement authorities, involve certain serious offenses involving assault, weapons, or controlled substances. This measure incorporates HB 406.

Full text:
01/12/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 004435760  pdf
02/01/00  House: Printed as engrossed 004435760-E  pdf
02/22/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB254ER)  pdf
03/13/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0079)  pdf

House amendments

01/12/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 004435760
01/12/00  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/00  House: Assigned to Education sub-committee: 2
01/28/00  House: Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/00  House: Read first time
02/01/00  House: Read second time
02/01/00  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/00  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/01/00  House: Printed as engrossed 004435760-E
02/02/00  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/00  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/00  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/00  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/00  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/00  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/00  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/00  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/00  Senate: Read third time
02/21/00  Senate: Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/00  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
02/22/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB254ER)
03/01/00  House: Enrolled
03/01/00  House: Signed by Speaker
03/03/00  Senate: Signed by President
03/10/00  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 79 (effective 7/1/00)
03/13/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0079)