Criminal background checks; DBHDS to use for employment of certain persons. (HB1729)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Background checks; providers licensed by DBHDS.  Allows a provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to hire for compensation a person who has been convicted of not more than one offense of assault and battery of a law-enforcement officer under 18.2-57, or an equivalent offense in another state when the person has been pardoned for the offense in that state, if (i) more than 10 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 background check and his substance abuse history, notwithstanding the statutory prohibition on employment of a person otherwise convicted of assault and battery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100805D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2011Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1729)
01/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 2-N)
01/25/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104396D-H1
01/26/2011Read first time
01/27/2011Read second time
01/27/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104396D-H1
01/27/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1729H1
01/28/2011Read third time and passed House (80-Y 15-N)
01/28/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1729H1)
02/10/2011Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Read third time
02/14/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1729ER)
02/17/2011Signed by Speaker
02/20/2011Signed by President
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1729ER)
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)


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 1 minute.