Child care providers; criminal history background check, sunset and contingency. (SB121)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child care providers; criminal history background check; sunset and contingency. Extends from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020, the expiration date and contingency on the requirement that the following individuals undergo fingerprint-based national criminal history background checks: (i) applicants for employment by, employees of, applicants to serve as volunteers with, and volunteers with any licensed family day system, child day center exempt from licensure pursuant to § 63.2-1716, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system; (ii) applicants for licensure as a family day system, registration as a family day home, or approval as a family day home by a family day system, as well as agents of such applicants and any adult living in such family day home; and (iii) individuals who apply for or enter into a contract with the Department of Social Services under which a child day center, family day home, or child day program will provide child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant of 2014, as well as the applicant's current or prospective employees and volunteers, agents, and any adult living in the child day center or family day home. This bill is identical to HB 873. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/18/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100999D
12/18/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/11/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB121)
01/12/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/16/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB121E
01/16/2018Printed as engrossed 18100999D-E
01/17/2018Passed by for the day
01/18/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB121E)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18107247D-H1
02/19/2018Read second time
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB121H1)
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107247D-H1
02/20/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB121H1
02/20/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Title replaced 18107247D-H1
02/26/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB121ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB121ER)
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
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 278 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)