VA SB1530 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-31 - Incorporated by Education and Health
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Department of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; training. Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to establish compulsory minimum training standards for law-enforcement officers serving as school resource officers that may include (i) relevant state and federal laws; (ii) school and personal liability issues; (iii) security awareness in the school environment; (iv) mediation and conflict resolution, including de-escalation techniques; (v) disaster and emergency response; (vi) awareness of cultural diversity and implicit bias; (vii) working with students with disabilities, behavioral health or substance abuse disorders, or trauma experiences; and (viii) student behavioral dynamics, including child and adolescent development. The bill also directs the Department, in consultation with the Department of Education and the Virginia State Crime Commission, to include such similar minimum training standards for school security officers. The bill requires each school board to ensure that every public school employs at least one school administrator who has attended school safety training conducted by the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety in school safety, anti-bullying tactics, and effective identification of students who may be at risk for violent behavior and are in need of special services or assistance.

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Criminal Justice Services, Department of; training standards for school resource officers.


Roll Calls

2019-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Incorporated by Education and Health (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-31SenateIncorporated by Education and Health
2019-01-23SenateAssigned Education sub: Public Education
2019-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104171D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
221279.8(n/a)See Bill Text
91102(n/a)See Bill Text
91114.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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