Fire protection; applicant preemployment information with fire departments. (HB1163)

Introduced By

Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell) with support from co-patrons Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), and Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)

Progress

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

Description

Fire protection; applicant preemployment information with fire departments. Allows any fire department, pursuant to a local ordinance adopted in accordance with § 19.2-389, to require applicants for employment to submit to fingerprinting and to provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information regarding such applicant. Under current law, the submission of such information is mandatory, not discretionary, and applies only to applicants for employment with the Arlington County Fire Department. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102976D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Read first time
02/07/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1163)
02/19/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Enrolled
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1163ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1163ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB1163ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 834 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 38 seconds.

Transcript

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

undergo a fingerprint based criminal history background check through the central criminal records exchange and the fbi. The colonial heights fire department and I imagine others would like to also be able to run this sort of background check. Firefighters and first responders are often entering people's homes and dealing with sensitive and personal information. And it is important to know an applicant criminal history before offering employment. This practice is already taking place in arlington and this would allow other fire departments to utilize the same practice. I would hope it would be the pleasure of the house to engross the bill and pass to the third