SB 1240 Special conservators of the peace.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Special conservators of the peace. Makes comprehensive changes to the requirements governing appointments of special conservators of the peace. The bill also provides that the Criminal Justice Services Board may adopt training standards/requirements for special conservators of the peace; requires that, effective September 15, 2004, a person possess a valid registration issued by the Department of Criminal Justice Services before he may be appointed a special conservator of the peace; and provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services investigate the suitability of applicants for registration, including conducting a drug and alcohol screening. Persons registered as special conservators of the peace must be covered by a cash or surety bond, or liability insurance or self-insurance.

The employers of those individuals exempted from the registration requirements due to their employment, such as law-enforcement officers, must notify the circuit court within 30 days of the date the employee leaves employment and the former employee's powers as a special conservator are void. Failure to provide such notification is punishable by a fine of $250 plus an additional $50 per day for each day such notice is not provided.

The bill limits court appointments of conservators of the peace to the judicial circuit wherein application was made, voids appointments of school security officers as special conservators of the peace prior to July 1, 2002, and voids appointments of special police officers pursuant to 15.2-1737 as of September 15, 2004. The Private Security Services Advisory Board is expanded to include a special conservator of the peace member. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 038779228  pdf | impact statement
01/30/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 038779228-E  pdf | impact statements
02/14/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030518228-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/18/03  House: Substitute bill reprinted 030518228-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/27/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1240ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/31/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0922)  pdf

Senate amendments

01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 038779228
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amds (14-Y 0-N)
01/22/03  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/28/03  Senate: Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N)
01/29/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  Senate: Read second time
01/30/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/30/03  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/30/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 038779228-E
01/31/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/04/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/04/03  House: Read first time
02/04/03  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/14/03  House: Reported from M., P. & P. S. with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030518228-H1
02/14/03  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/03  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (25-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  House: Substitute bill reprinted 030518228-H1
02/18/03  House: Read second time
02/19/03  House: Read third time
02/19/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030518228-H1
02/19/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030518228-H1
02/19/03  House: Passed House with substitute (95-Y 3-N)
02/19/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N)
02/20/03  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1240ER)
03/05/03  Senate: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/23/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 922 (effective 7/1/03)
03/31/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0922)