Child care providers; criminal history background checks. (SB601)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Child care providers; criminal history background checks. Requires all applicants for licensure as a family day system, registration as a family day home, and approval as a family day home by a family day system, all child day centers that are exempt from licensure by the Department of Social Services, and all child day centers and family day homes that enter into a contract with the Department of Social Services or a local department of social services to provide child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant, as well as all applicants for employment, employees, applicants to volunteer, and volunteers at such child day centers, family day homes, and family day systems, to undergo fingerprint-based national criminal history background checks beginning July 1, 2017. The bill also requires individuals currently employed by or serving as volunteers at a licensed child day center, family day home, or family day system, child day center exempt from licensure pursuant to 63.2-1716, registered family day home, family day home approved by a family day system, or child day center or family day home that enters into a contract with the Department of Social Services or a local department of social services to provide child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant to undergo a national background check to be completed by July 1, 2017. In addition, every (i) person who is licensed as a child day center, family day home, or family day system, registered as a family day home, or approved as a family day home by a family day system; (ii) agent of a person who is licensed as a child day center, family day home, or family day system, registered as a family day home, or approved as a family day home by a family day system or who will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the child day center, family day home, or family day system or who is or will be alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children in a child day center, family day home, or family day system; and (iii) adult living in a licensed child day center or family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system, shall undergo a national background check to be completed by July 1, 2017. Amends § 63.2-1720, § 63.2-1722, § 63.2-1724, § 63.2-1725, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2016: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103633D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB601)
01/29/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/10/2016Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB601E
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Printed as engrossed 16103633D-E
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB601E)
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/17/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/25/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/25/2016Continued to 2017 in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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.

RULE 36, 1. AYES 38, NOS 0, RULE 36, IS S. THE BILL PASSES. MOVING TO 16. SENATE BILL 601. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I THINK MOST FOLKS REMEMBER THAT LAST YEAR WE HAD MANY, MANY BILLS HAVING TO DO WITH DIE CARES AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST BILLS WAS ONE THAT WAS CARRIED BY OUR COLLEAGUE THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA WITH REGARD TO IMPLEMENTING FINGERPRINT BASED BACKGROUND CHECKS INSTEAD OF JUST NAME-BASED BACKGROUND CHECKS IN OUR DAYCARES IN VIRGINIA. THIS BILL IS SIMPLY SOME CLEANUP LANGUAGE HAVING TO DO WITH THAT SAME BILL WITH THE PREVIOUS BILL THAT WE PASS THE OUT OF THIS BODY LAST YEAR. THIS BILL WILL HELP KEEP OUR KIDS SAFER IN DAYCARES AND IT WILL ALSO MAKE SURE THAT VIRGINIA CONTINUES TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE MANY, MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FEDERAL CHILD CARE DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GONES THAT WE DEPEND UPON. I -- BLOCK GRANTS. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 601 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLS AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 38, NOS 0. AYES 38, NOS 0.