Barrier crimes; adds extortion and felony violations of protective orders to statute. (HB971)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Barrier crimes.  Adds the following crimes to various barrier crimes statutes: abduction, extortion, and felony violations of protective orders. People who have been convicted or are the subject of pending charges of one of those crimes will not be able to work in a licensed nursing home, home care organization, or hospice and cannot work, volunteer, or provide services on a regular basis at a children's residential facility that is regulated or operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, certain structured residential programs for juveniles, or children's residential facilities regulated or operated by the Departments of Social Services, Education, or Military Affairs. Persons convicted of such crimes cannot be approved by a child placing agency as adoptive or foster parents and cannot be an adult foster care home provider or a provider of home-based adult services. In addition, they cannot work at certain schools, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, child welfare agencies, or family day homes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102974D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2012Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Read first time
02/06/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/17/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Passed by for the day
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB971ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB971ER)
02/28/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)


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 35 seconds.