Child care providers; background checks, portability. (HB2043)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child care providers; background checks; portability. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child welfare agencies from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background check within the previous five years, provided that (i) such background check was conducted after July 1, 2017; (ii) the results of such background check indicated that the individual had not been convicted of any barrier crime and was not the subject of a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect; and (iii) the individual is an employee or volunteer of any child welfare agency that is subject to background check requirements or has been separated from such employment or volunteer position for not more than 180 days. The bill requires such child welfare agencies, prior to hiring or allowing to volunteer any individual without the completion of a background check, to obtain written certification from the Department of Social Services that such individual satisfies all requirements set forth above and is eligible to serve as an employee or volunteer at the child welfare agency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102124D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 1-N)
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2043)
01/31/2019Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)