Child welfare agencies; background checks for volunteers and employees. (SB278)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Child welfare agencies; background checks. Requires that background checks for employees and volunteers of child welfare agencies include, among other existing requirements, a sworn statement or affirmation disclosing whether the person is currently the subject of a complaint of child abuse or neglect. The bill also prohibits child welfare agencies from continuing to employ or allowing to serve as a volunteer persons convicted of certain offenses. Amends § 63.2-1720, § 63.2-1721, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

03/07/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102454D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/07/2016Introduced bill reprinted 16102454D
01/13/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB278)
01/29/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/25/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Committee substitute printed 16105823D-H1
02/26/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB278H1)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105823D-H1
02/29/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB278H1
02/29/2016Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/29/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Title replaced 16105823D-H1
03/04/2016Enrolled
03/04/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB278ER)
03/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB278ER)
03/04/2016Signed by Speaker
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/08/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/8/2016
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): 610 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 278, A BILL RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES, BACKGROUND CHECKS. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THIS BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THIRD READING ALL IN FAVOR OF THE AYES HAVE IT. THOSE OPPOSED, NO.


[Unknown]: CARRICO AND BARKER. UNFINISHED BUSINESS, SENATE. SENATE BILL 278 PASSED HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON.

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg): LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS BILL WAS MY BILL THAT WOULD CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE FOR LICENSED DAYCARES MAKING IT CLEAR THAT NOT ONLY COULD THEY NOT HIRE BUT ALSO NOT MAINTAIN IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT PEOPLE WHO WERE CONVICTED OF BARRIER CRIMES DURING THAT PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT AND THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES LIKED IT THEY EXPANDED TO INCLUDE OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDED UNDER THE CHAPTER, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, ADULT DAYCARE CENTERS AND CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES AND I WOULD ASK THAT WE ACCEPT THAT HOUSE SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE ACCEPT THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLN O. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE?