VA HB1656 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on February 21 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-02-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0120)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


School security officers; employment by private or religious schools; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Allows private or religious schools to employ a school security officer and to authorize a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties, subject to the same criteria for carrying a firearm in the performance of his duties imposed on a school security officer employed by the local school board. The bill also updates the definition of school security officer in the assault and battery statute.

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School security officers; employment by private or religious schools, carrying a firearm.


Roll Calls

2019-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (Y: 34 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-25 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 16-N) (Y: 78 N: 16 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-21 - House - House: Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-16 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-21 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0120)
2019-02-21 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 120 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-15 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2019
2019-02-15HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 15, 2019
2019-02-14SenateSigned by President
2019-02-13HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-13HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1656ER)
2019-02-11SenatePassed Senate (34-Y 6-N)
2019-02-11SenateRead third time
2019-02-08SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-06SenateReported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
2019-01-28SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-28SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-25HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 16-N)
2019-01-25HouseRead third time and passed House (78-Y 16-N)
2019-01-24HouseRead second time and engrossed
2019-01-23HouseRead first time
2019-01-21HouseReported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
2019-01-16HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
2019-01-11HouseAssigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-11-29HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2018-11-29HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100833D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
18257(n/a)See Bill Text
221280.2:1(n/a)See Bill Text
91101(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments