Background checks; children's residential facilities regulated by Department of Juvenile Justice. (HB1439)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Watson (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Background checks; children's residential facilities regulated by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Clarifies language relating to background checks for employees, volunteers, and contract service providers of children's residential facilities to make clear that the requirement for background checks for every employee of a children's residential facility and every volunteer or contract service provider who provides services to children in children's residential facilities and who will be alone with juveniles in the performance of his duties also applies to employees, volunteers, and contract service providers of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101666D
12/20/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2013Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13103991D-H1
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13103991D-H1
01/28/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1439H1
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1439H1)
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1439ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1439ER)
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 181 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)


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 50 seconds.