Unlicensed child day centers; permitted to reduce number of staff per child during rest time. (SB969)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlicensed child day centers; staff-to-child ratio. Permits unlicensed day centers to reduce the number of staff per child by 50 percent during designated rest or sleep periods. The bill changes the staff-to-child ratio for unlicensed day centers to conform to that of licensed and regulated day centers during designated rest or sleep periods. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097742204
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/16/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2009Committee substitute printed 095851204-S1
01/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2009Read second time
01/20/2009Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095851204-S1
01/20/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB969S1
01/21/2009Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Placed on Calendar
01/30/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/2009Assigned HWI sub: Welfare
02/12/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/12/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Read second time
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2009Passed by for the day
02/17/2009Read third time
02/17/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/2009Passed House with amendments (96-Y 0-N)
02/17/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009House amendments rejected by Senate (8-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009House insisted on amendments
02/20/2009House requested conference committee
02/23/2009Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2009Senators: Blevins, Locke, Stuart
02/25/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2009Delegates: Nixon, Bell, Englin
02/26/2009Conference substitute printed 093295204-S2
02/26/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Conference report agreed to by House (71-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (71-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB969S2)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB969ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 258 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 46 seconds.


cindy writes:

Why are child day centers permitted to be in business when they are unlicensed?