HB 1832 Code Adam alerts; Virginia Amber Alert Program.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Code Adam alerts; Virginia Amber Alert Program. Requires state buildings open to the public to have a Code Adam program as a preventive tool against child abductions and for locating lost children in certain public buildings. The alerts are used to lock down buildings where a child has been lost or possibly abducted. The bill requires the Board of Education to develop, in cooperation with private entities, a program to provide parents with child identification kits through school distribution. The kits shall include identification information about the subject child, including current photo, fingerprints, DNA samples, and important medical information and shall include instructions for the proper safekeeping of the kit. Such kits shall be held for safekeeping by the parent, not a school, school board, or other public entity.

The bill also directs the Department of State Police to develop a statewide child abduction alert plan (the Virginia Amber Alert Plan) to rapidly publicize information on a child abduction. Pursuant to procedures developed by the Department of State Police, local law enforcement will notify the Department of State Police, who will take action, including activating the emergency alert system. The bill provides that the Virginia State Police shall inform all local law-enforcement agencies operating or participating in the Amber Alert programs when this bill becomes law and shall offer them assistance in conforming their programs to the provisions of the bill. Incorporates HB 2064 and HB 2102. This bill is identical to SB 1204.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 031804616  pdf | impact statement
01/27/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030487616-H1  pdf
02/06/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030673536-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/26/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1832ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0083)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 031804616
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/24/03  House: Reported from M., P. & P. S. with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
01/27/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030487616-H1
01/27/03  House: Read first time
01/28/03  House: Read second time
01/28/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030487616-H1
01/28/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030487616-H1
01/29/03  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/29/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
01/29/03  House: Communicated to Senate
01/30/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (14-Y 0-N)
02/06/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030673536-S1
02/07/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: Read third time
02/10/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/10/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 030673536-S1
02/10/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 030673536-S1
02/10/03  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/12/03  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1832ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 83 (effective 7/1/03)
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0083)