Public schools; youth and community violence prevention. (SB484)

Introduced By

Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; certain local school divisions; youth and community violence prevention; Community Builders Pilot Program established; report. Establishes the Community Builders Pilot Program for the purpose of reducing youth involvement in behaviors that lead to gun violence and increasing community engagement among public school students by providing to students who are entering the eighth grade and enrolled in Roanoke City Public Schools and Petersburg City Public Schools opportunities during the school year after regular school hours and during the summer months for community engagement, workforce development, postsecondary education exploration, and social-emotional education and development. The bill provides that the school boards of Roanoke City Public Schools and Petersburg City Public Schools shall be responsible for the administration of the Program and are directed to collect data and report to the Governor and relevant committees of the General Assembly by November 1 of each year on the progress of the Program. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2027. This bill is identical to HB 626. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104736D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
01/29/2024Impact statement from VCSC (SB484S1)
02/01/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB484)
02/07/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Placed on Calendar
02/15/2024Read first time
02/15/2024Referred to Committee on Education
02/19/2024Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24107862D-H1
02/21/2024Read second time
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107862D-H1
02/22/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB484H1
02/22/2024Passed House with substitute (89-Y 10-N)
02/22/2024VOTE: Passage (89-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Title replaced 24107862D-H1
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB484H1)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB484ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB484ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 357 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0357)


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