School boards, local, etc.; prohibits assisting person for new job if engaged in misconduct w/minor. (HB438)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), and Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elementary and secondary schools; sexual misconduct. Requires the Department of Education and local school boards to adopt policies to implement the provisions of federal law that prohibit any local school board or any individual who is an employee, contractor, or agent of a local school board from assisting an employee, contractor, or agent of such local school board in obtaining a new job if such local school board or individual knows or has probable cause to believe that the employee, contractor, or agent engaged in sexual misconduct regarding a minor or student in violation of law. This bill is identical to SB 605. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102260D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB438)
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106932D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106932D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB438H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB438H1)
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Floor substitute printed 18107623D-S1 (Newman)
02/27/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2018Substitute by Senator Newman agreed to 18107623D-S1
02/27/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB438S1
02/27/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB438S1)
03/01/2018Placed on Calendar
03/01/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107623D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB438ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB438ER)
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 513 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0513)