Locksmiths; certain exempt from certification if employed by licensed private security business. (HB2644)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patrons Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), and Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; regulation of locksmiths. Provides that (i) temporary certification issued by the Criminal Justice Services Board for locksmiths shall be valid for 180 days, and (ii) to the extent possible, certified training schools for locksmiths shall be located in each geographic region of the Commonwealth and the Board shall allow locksmiths to meet their mandatory training requirements through correspondence or other distance learning instruction. Also, the bill exempts from certification any person employed by a licensed private security services business as a locksmith whose sole duty is key cutting, provided the key cutting is performed under the direct supervision of such licensee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 091776638
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2009Assigned GL sub: Professional/Occupational/Administrative Process
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2644)
02/03/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/05/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 091832638-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091832638-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2644H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2644ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2644ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 225 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.