Emergency medical services personnel; background checks, process. (SB997)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency medical services personnel; background checks; process. Creates an alternative method for criminal history background checks for emergency medical services personnel, allowing local governments that have procedures in place for the collection of fingerprints and personal descriptive information and the forwarding of such fingerprints and information directly to the Department of State Police or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to do so instead of forwarding fingerprints and information through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the national criminal history background checks. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101254D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15103850D-S1
02/05/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2015Incorporates SB837
02/05/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB997S1)
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Read second time
02/10/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103850D-S1
02/10/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB997S1
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Placed on Calendar
02/12/2015Read first time
02/12/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/17/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read second time
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/2015Passed House with amendment (93-Y 1-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB997ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/05/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB997ER)
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 362 (effective 7/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0362)


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 42 seconds.