Criminal history record information check; required for those providing care to children, etc. (SB421)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child care facilities; criminal background checks; civil penalty. Requires all businesses and organizations that provide care to children, the elderly, or disabled to request a national criminal background check of all employees and volunteers, and punishes failure to do so with a $500 civil penalty and, in some cases, a Class 3 misdemeanor for a second offense. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064753105
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/03/2006Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Committee substitute printed 060497732-S1
02/06/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Passed by for the day
02/08/2006Read second time
02/08/2006Committee substitute rejected 060497732-S1
02/08/2006Floor substitute printed 060504732-S2 (Hanger)
02/08/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2006Substitute by Senator Hanger agreed to 060504732-S2
02/08/2006Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB421S2
02/09/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB421S2)
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Committee substitute printed 060040732-H1
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Passed by for the day
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060040732-H1
03/07/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB421H1
03/07/2006Passed House with substitute (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/07/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/2006House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB421ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/21/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB421ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 744 (effective - see bill)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0744)