SB 295 School safety personnel.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
School safety personnel. Defines a school resource officer as a certified law-enforcement officer hired by a local law-enforcement agency to provide law enforcement and security services to Virginia public elementary and secondary schools and a school security officer as an individual who is employed by the local school board for the singular purpose of maintaining order and discipline, preventing crime, investigating violations of school board policies, and detaining students violating the law or school board policies on school property or at school-sponsored events and who is responsible solely for ensuring the safety, security, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in the assigned school. The measure also directs the Department of Education and the Virginia State Crime Commission to establish compulsory minimum standards for employment and job-entry and in-service training curricula and certification requirements for school security officers; the training and certification will be administered by the Virginia Center for School Safety. The training standards will include, but not be limited to, the role and responsibility of school security officers, relevant state and federal laws, school and personal liability issues, security awareness in the school environment, mediation and conflict resolution, disaster and emergency response, and student behavioral dynamics. The Department of Education must establish an advisory committee consisting of local school board representatives, principals, superintendents, and school security personnel to assist in the development of these standards and certification requirements. No person employed by a local school board as a school security officer will be eligible for appointment as a special police officer or conservator for purposes of maintaining safety in a public school. A second enactment clause provides that the training and employment standards will be applicable to persons employed as school security officers on and after September 15, 2003. This measure is identical to HB 498.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 022273228  pdf | impact statement
02/05/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 023152228-S1  pdf
03/06/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB295ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB295ER2)  pdf
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected
Governor's recommendation

01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 022273228
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/02  Senate: Rereferred from General Laws by voice vote
01/16/02  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/30/02  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amds (13-Y 2-N)
01/30/02  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/05/02  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/05/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 023152228-S1
02/06/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/02  Senate: Read second time
02/07/02  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/07/02  Senate: Committee amendments rejected
02/07/02  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/07/02  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 023152228-S1
02/07/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 023152228-S1
02/08/02  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/08/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (38-Y 2-N)
02/08/02  Senate: Communicated to House
02/13/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/02  House: Read first time
02/13/02  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/18/02  House: Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/19/02  House: Read second time
02/20/02  House: Read third time
02/20/02  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/02  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/02  House: Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/02  House: Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/02  House: Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB295ER)
03/07/02  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/02  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/02  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/17/02  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB295ER2)
04/17/02  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Enacted, Chapter 836 (effective 7/1/02)
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)