State agencies; criminal background checks for certain positions. (SB1293)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


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 Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101473D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1293)
01/30/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed 17104885D-S1
01/30/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1293S1)
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1293S1)
02/02/2017Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104885D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1293S1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2017Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read second time
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1293ER)
02/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1293ER)
02/22/2017Signed by President
02/22/2017Signed by Speaker
02/23/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 3/13/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)