|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Door-locking mechanisms; installation in locality-owned buildings.
Provides that no locality-owned building shall be prohibited from installing or using door-locking mechanisms on doors and windows for the purpose of preventing both ingress and egress in the event of a threat to the physical security of persons in such building.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. � 1. That the Department of Housing and Community Development is directed to convene stakeholders representing entities that enforce the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) (� 36-97 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) and the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code Act (SFPC) (� 27-94 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), other law-enforcement organizations, and representatives of local governments throughout the Commonwealth to develop proposals for changes to the USBC and SFPC for submission to the Board of Housing and Community Development. Such proposals shall have the goal of assisting in the provision of safety and security measures for the Commonwealths public buildings for active-shooter or hostile threats while maintaining compliance with basic accessibility requirements under the federal Americans with Disability Act (42 U.S.C. � 12131 et seq.). In developing the proposals, the stakeholders shall consider (i) door-locking devices, (ii) barricade devices, and (iii) other safety measures on doors and windows for the purpose of preventing both ingress and egress in the event of a threat to the physical security of persons in such buildings.
|01/17/2020||House||House: Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103879D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns|