Child day programs; exemptions from licensure, certification of preschool or nursery school program. (SB1239)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Child day programs; exemptions from licensure. Removes certain programs from the list of child day programs exempt from licensure and clarifies that such programs are not considered child day programs and therefore are not subject to licensure. The bill also modifies the terms of certain child day programs that remain listed as exempt from licensure and requires that such programs (i) file with the Commissioner of Social Services (the Commissioner), prior to beginning operation of a child day program and annually thereafter, a statement indicating the intent to operate a child day program, identifying the Code provision relied upon for exemption from licensure, and certifying that the child day program has disclosed to the parents of children in the program the fact that it is exempt from licensure; (ii) report to the Commissioner all incidents involving serious injury or death to children attending the child day program; (iii) have a person trained and certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) present at the child day program; (iv) comply with background check requirements established by regulations of the Board of Social Services (the Board); (v) maintain daily attendance records; (vi) have an emergency preparedness plan in place; (vii) comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing transportation of children; (viii) comply with all safe sleep practices for infants established by regulations of the Board; and (ix) post in a visible location notice that the program is not licensed by the Department of Social Services and only certifies basic health and safety requirements. The bill also modifies staffing ratios for religious-exempt child day centers. The bill directs (a) the Board to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill and (b) the Commissioner to establish a process to inspect child day programs exempt from licensure and a process to gather and track aggregate data regarding child injuries and deaths that occur at such child day programs. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2018. Amends § 19.2-392.02, § 63.2-1715, § 63.2-1717, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101850D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2017Committee substitute printed 17104579D-S1
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1239)
01/27/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1239S1)
02/01/2017Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read second time
02/03/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104579D-S1
02/03/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1239S1
02/06/2017Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/10/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Committee substitute printed 17105464D-H1
02/14/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/14/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1239H1)
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read second time
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions substitute agreed to 17105464D-H1
02/20/2017Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/20/2017Passed by for the day
02/21/2017Passed by for the day
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1239H1
02/22/2017Passed House with substitute with amendment (66-Y 34-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (66-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House substitute with amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House insisted on substitute with amendment
02/23/2017House requested conference committee
02/23/2017Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2017Senators: Hanger, Wexton, Cosgrove
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2017Delegates: Orrock, Garrett, James
02/25/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2017Conference substitute printed 17105839D-S2
02/25/2017Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2017Passed by temporarily
02/25/2017Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 7-N)
02/25/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1239S2)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1239ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1239ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/24/2017Governor's substitute printed 17105984D-S3
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Pending question ordered
04/05/2017House rejected Governor's recommendation (37-Y 61-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: REJECTED (37-Y 61-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Communicated to Governor
04/05/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
05/04/2017G Vetoed by Governor

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.

Transcript

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

DAY >> SENATOR BARKER >> I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE SENATE WE HAVE FOR SEVERAL YEARS HAD IN OUR CODE A COUPLE OF PROVISIONS THAT RELATE TO DRIVERS WHO ARE PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN MANY CASES IT IS TRUCK DRIVERS WHO ARE RESTING OR SLEEPING. THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE CHARGED UNDER THE HIGHWAY SIGN PROVISION BUT ALSO A SEPARATE PROSIX THAT ALLOWS WHEN AT THE GOES TO COURT TO HAVE THE JUDGE BE ABLE TO REDUCE THAT TO A LESSER OFFENSE WHICH IS 830.1 IN THE CODE. THE PROBLEM WITH THE PROVISIONS 46.2830.1. THAT WE HAVE HAD IS THAT TO GET THE LESSER CHARGE WHICH IN MANY INSTANCES THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WOULD LIKE TO CHARGE THEM WITH, THEY HAVE TO APPEAR IN COURT. AND MANY OF THESE AND MANY OF THE TRUCK DRIVERS HAVE BEEN -- ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO PASS THROUGH AND COME BACK TO A COURT HEARING AND SO CONSEQUENTLY THEY END UP BEING ADJUDICATED AND IN ESSENCE PAY A HIGHER FINE AND GET DEMERIT POINTS ON THEIR RECORD AS A RESULT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THE LESSER OFFENSE. WHAT THIS BILL WOULD DO WOULD ALLOW THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO BE CHARGED WITH A LESSER OFFENSE WHEN IT CAME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE THERE WAS CONCERN ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PEOPLE HAVING TO BE MANDATED TO WHICH OFFENSE THEY WOULD BE CHARGED FOR. WITH THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE THAT WAS ADOPTED ON FRIDAY WE NOW ADDRESSED THAT ISSUE AND ALLOW THEM TO BE CHARGED WITH A LESSER


Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): REQUIRES CERTAIN DISCLOSURES TO BUYERS OF REAL PROPERTY IN HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND THEY MAY BE REQUIRED TO HAVE APPROVALS BY THE LOCALITY PRIOR TO ANY IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO THE REAL PROPERTY. IT WAS THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE VIRGINIA HOUSING COMMISSION. I MOVE THE BILL PASS.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 1043 HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE REGULAR CALENDAR.

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville): NEXT UP IN THE BLOCK, SENATE BILL 1061, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO THE GOVERNMENT DATA COLLECTION AND


[Unknown]: Members, please take your seats.