School employees; prohibits employment if subject of a founded case of child abuse and neglect. (HB1242)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Physical or sexual abuse of a child; school employees. Prohibits the employment of an applicant for employment requiring direct contact with students if such applicant is the subject of a founded case of physical or sexual abuse of a child. Additionally, requires the dismissal of a teacher who while employed by a local school board, becomes the subject of a founded case of physical or sexual abuse of a child. This bill also requires the Department of Social Services to report any founded complaints of sexual abuse of a child to a school board, where the subject of the report is a full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary employee of a school board in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083350432
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1242)
02/04/2008Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 083356432-H1
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083356432-H1
02/06/2008Passed by for the day
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Passed by temporarily
02/07/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1242H1
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1242H1)
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Placed on Calendar
02/27/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (89-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (89-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1242ER)
03/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1242ER)
03/03/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 555 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0555)