Mental health and substance abuse treatment providers; background checks. (HB1203)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health and substance abuse treatment providers; background checks. Allows community services boards and providers licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to hire as a direct care employee in adult substance abuse or mental health treatment programs someone with certain misdemeanor assault and battery convictions as long as such offences were substantially related to substance abuse or mental illness and the applicant has been rehabilitated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084059840
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Read first time
01/28/2008Read second time
01/28/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1203E
01/28/2008Printed as engrossed 084059840-E
01/29/2008Read third time and passed House (75-Y 22-N)
01/29/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (75-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to Senate
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1203ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB381.