School boards; contractor to provide certification that employees have not been convicted of felony. (HB1707)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Data on convictions of certain crimes; public school contract employees. Requires school boards to obtain certification, from a contractor or employee of a contractor, that (i) he has not been convicted of a felony or any offense involving the sexual molestation or physical or sexual abuse or rape of a child; and (ii) whether he has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving actual or threatened harm to any person or property, or of any offense listed in subsection G of 16.1-260, prior to awarding a contract for services requiring direct unsupervised contact with students. The bill also provides that the requirement be waived in emergency situations where it is reasonably anticipated that the contractor or his employees will have no direct contact with students. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


12/15/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072325380
12/15/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1707)
01/18/2007Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Administrative Action (Rapp)
01/24/2007Reported from Education with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1707E
01/26/2007Printed as engrossed 072325380-E
01/29/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1707E)
01/29/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2007Communicated to Senate
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2007Committee substitute printed 075413380-S1
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075413380-S1
02/12/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1707S1
02/12/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Placed on Calendar
02/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1707S1)
02/14/2007Passed by for the day
02/15/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1707ER)
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1707ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)