Central Criminal Records Exchange; background checks through Live Scan device. (HB2746)

Introduced By

Sen. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Central Criminal Records Exchange; background checks through Live Scan device. Requires the Department of State Police (the Department) to accept requests for background checks through the use of a Live Scan device certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation by any agency or organization located within the Commonwealth that (i) is a business or organization that provides care to children or the elderly or disabled and is authorized to receive criminal history record information and (ii) utilizes a fingerprint background check as a condition of licensure, certification, employment, or volunteer service. The bill states that any such agency or organization transmitting requests for background checks to the Department shall be responsible for all costs associated with capturing, formatting, encrypting, and transmitting all required information in a manner prescribed by the Department. The bill provides that the Department shall only provide the criminal history record information to the extent authorized by state or federal law, rules, and regulations and that the Department may deny any such agency or organization access to criminal history record information if the Department finds that such agency or organization has failed to comply with state or federal law, rules, or regulations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104440D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105828D-H1
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2746H1)
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105828D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2746H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2746ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2746ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 620 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)