Child care providers; criminal history background check; penalty. (SB897)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 of the Code of Virginia be completed by September 30, 2017, or by the date specified on any federal waiver obtained by the Commonwealth, and every five years thereafter. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100203D
12/21/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/13/2017Committee substitute printed 17104091D-S1
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB897)
01/13/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB897S1)
01/25/2017Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104091D-S1
01/27/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB897S1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/13/2017Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/2017Passed House with amendments (77-Y 22-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB897ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB897ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)


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 2 minutes.