State agencies; criminal background checks for certain positions, annual report to DHRM. (HB1634)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Human Resources Management; criminal background checks; state agency positions designated as sensitive; agencies to report to the Department. Requires each state agency to create and annually update a list of the positions that it has designated as sensitive and submit the list to the Department of Human Resources Management by July 1 of each year. The bill clarifies who would be subject to a criminal background investigation in a sensitive position. The bill expands the definition of sensitive position to include those positions (i) responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of citizens or the protection of critical infrastructures; (ii) that have access to sensitive information, including information obtained from the Internal Revenue Service; and (iii) that are otherwise required by state or federal law to be designated as sensitive. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101387D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1634)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/02/2017Stricken from docket by General Laws