Criminal history background checks; providers licensed by DMHMRSAS. (SB856)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Background checks; providers licensed by DMHMRSAS. Allows a provider licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to hire for compensation a person who has been convicted of not more than one offense of assault and battery of a police officer under 18.2-57, or an equivalent offense in another state, if (i) more than five years have elapsed since the conviction and (ii) the hiring provider determines, based upon a screening assessment, that the criminal behavior was substantially related to the applicant's substance abuse and that the person has been successfully rehabilitated and is not a risk to consumers based on his criminal history background and his substance abuse history. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078301808
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/22/2007Read second time
01/22/2007Reading of amendment waived
01/22/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB856E
01/22/2007Printed as engrossed 078301808-E
01/23/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/23/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2007Communicated to House
02/03/2007Placed on Calendar
02/03/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2007Passed by indefinitely in Health, Welfare and Institutions (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)