SB 897 Child care providers; criminal history background check; penalty.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Child care providers; criminal history background check; penalty. Requires the following individuals to undergo a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check: (i) applicants for employment by, employees of, applicants to serve as volunteers with, and volunteers with any licensed family day system, child day center exempt from licensure pursuant to § 63.2-1716, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system; (ii) applicants for licensure as a family day system, registration as a family day home, or approval as a family day home by a family day system, as well as their agents and any adult living in such family day home; and (iii) individuals who apply for or enter into a contract with the Department of Social Services under which a child day center, family day home, or child day program will provide child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant, as well as the applicant's current or prospective employees and volunteers, agents, and any adult living in the child day center or family day home. The bill also mandates that all background checks required pursuant to §§ 63.2-1720.1 and 63.2-1721.1 be completed by September 30, 2017, or by the date specified on any federal waiver obtained by the Commonwealth, and every five years thereafter. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2018. The bill further provides that if any provision of the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 establishing a corresponding requirement is repealed prior to July 1, 2018, the provision of the bill establishing such requirement shall expire upon the date of such repeal. This bill is identical to HB 1568.

Full text:
12/21/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100203D  pdf | impact statement
01/13/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104091D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB897ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/24/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed

Status:
12/21/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100203D
12/21/16  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/13/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104091D-S1
01/13/17  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
01/13/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/25/17  Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  Senate: Read second time
01/27/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/27/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104091D-S1
01/27/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB897S1
01/30/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/02/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/02/17  House: Read first time
02/02/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (16-Y 6-N)
02/09/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/13/17  House: Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 1-N)
02/14/17  House: Read second time
02/15/17  House: Read third time
02/15/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/17  House: Passed House with amendments (77-Y 22-N)
02/15/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N)
02/15/17  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB897ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)