Background checks; Department of State Police shall recommend, etc., options to expedite process. (SB716)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of State Police; recommend options to expedite the process of performing background checks; report. Requests that the Department of State Police (the Department) identify, analyze, and recommend options to expedite and improve the efficiency of its process for performing requested background checks. The bill requires the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by November 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103563D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Rereferred from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB716)
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2018Committee amendment from Rehabilitation and Social Services agreed to
01/26/2018Committee amendment from Finance agreed to
01/26/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB716E
01/26/2018Printed as engrossed 18103563D-E
01/26/2018Engrossed bill reprinted 18103563D-E
01/29/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB716E)
02/26/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
03/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB716ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB716ER)
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 662 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0662)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB881.