Criminal history & central registry check; est. mandatory background check for foster, etc. parents. (HB2504)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal history and central registry check for placements of children. Establishes mandatory background checks for prospective foster or adoptive parents that consist of three parts: 1) a sworn statement or affirmation disclosing whether an individual has a criminal conviction or pending charges or has been the subject of a founded case of child abuse or neglect; 2) fingerprinting forwarded through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain criminal history information; and 3) searches of the central child abuse and neglect registry maintained pursuant to 63.2-1515 and similar registries required by federal law in any other state where a prospective parent or other adult in the home has resided in the preceding five years. Provides that in the case of an emergency, a local board must first search the central registry and obtain a written affirmation from the individual prior to placement. Prohibits approval of foster or adoptive homes where an individual has record of an offense set forth in 63.2-1719 or a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect as maintained in registries pursuant to 63.2-1515 and the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (42 U.S.C.S. 16901 et seq.). The bill has an effective date of April 1, 2007. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074288116
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2007Read first time
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2504E
01/29/2007Printed as engrossed 074288116-E
01/30/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to Senate
01/31/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2504E)
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/12/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/12/2007Rereferred to Finance
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Read third time
02/15/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2504ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
02/28/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2504ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 4/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2504ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 871 (effective 4/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0871)