Private security services businesses; qualifications, felony convictions. (HB2134)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private security services businesses; qualifications; felony convictions. Limits to Class 5 or Class 6 felonies the felony convictions for which the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services, upon written request, may waive the prohibition against a person with a felony conviction being (i) employed as a registered or certified employee by a private security services business or training school or (ii) issued a private security services registration; a certification as an unarmed security officer, electronic security employee, or technician's assistant; a private security services training school or instructor certification; a compliance agent certification; or a private security services business license. The bill conditions waiver of the prohibition for a person convicted of a Class 5 or Class 6 felony upon such person's having been pardoned for such felony or having successfully fulfilled all conditions of sentencing for such felony and having had his civil rights restored, including his firearm rights. Under current law, the Director may waive such prohibition for a person convicted of any felony; the bill retains the Director's authority to waive such prohibition for a person convicted of certain misdemeanors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102909D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 1-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice



It seems the more people get involved in our industry who simply knows nothing. As a Compliance Agent and as a Private Investigator and Instructor I have seen the reality of change. My number is 11-1251. Look at the numbers of those attempting to influence changes in our Industry. The reality of what we do is very significant for the protection of our clients. We are scrutinized more than lawyers and Indian chiefs, and we have learned how to cope. What you want to do is allow criminals to be given grace and plug them into our industry. You will have to bear the responsibility for this neurotic proposal. If this is going to become reality at least provide these people with a probation period of at least two years under the supervision of an experienced provider. I am nearing retirement after fifty years and I have seen it all but my god this is insane in it's present form.