HB 1606 Private police departments; definition.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Private police departments. Defines "private police department" as any police department that employs private police officers operated by an entity authorized by statute or an act of assembly to establish a private police department. The bill provides that the authority of a private police department is limited to real property owned, leased, or controlled by the entity and, if approved by the local chief of police or sheriff, any contiguous property. The bill also provides that private police departments and private police officers shall be subject to and comply with the relevant laws and regulations governing municipal police departments and shall meet the minimum compulsory training requirements for law-enforcement officers. The bill provides further that any private police department in existence on January 1, 2013, that was not otherwise established by statute or an act of assembly and whose status as a private police department was recognized by the Department of Criminal Justice Services at that time may continue to operate as a private police department, provided that it complies with the necessary requirements. The private police departments so recognized by the Department are the Aquia Harbor Police Department, the Babcock and Wilcox Police Department, the Bridgewater Airpark Police Department, the Carilion Police and Security Services Department, the Kings Dominion Park Police Department, the Kingsmill Police Department, the Lake Monticello Police Department, the Massanutten Police Department, and the Wintergreen Police Department. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 1217.

Full text:
01/08/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/15 15101562D  pdf | impact statements
02/09/15  House: Printed as engrossed 15101562D-E  pdf | impact statements
02/26/15  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1606ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/16/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/08/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/15 15101562D
01/08/15  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/15  House: Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/05/15  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/15  House: Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendments (21-Y 0-N)
02/07/15  House: Read first time
02/09/15  House: Read second time
02/09/15  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/15  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1606E
02/09/15  House: Printed as engrossed 15101562D-E
02/10/15  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/15  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/11/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/15  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/15  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N)
02/20/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/23/15  Senate: Read third time
02/23/15  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/15  House: Enrolled
02/26/15  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1606ER)
02/26/15  House: Signed by Speaker
02/26/15  Senate: Signed by President
02/27/15  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/15  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/15  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 3/16/15)
03/16/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)