Child day programs; exemptions from licensure. (HB2280)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child day programs; exemptions from licensure. Adds to the list of programs that are not considered child day programs and are not subject to licensure (i) programs of recreational activities offered by a local government, staffed by local government employees, and attended by school-age children and (ii) programs offered by a local school division, operated for no more than four hours per day, staffed by local school division employees, and attended by children who are at least four years of age and are enrolled in public school or a preschool program within such school division. Under law that takes effect July 1, 2019, such programs are considered child day programs that are exempt from licensure and subject to certain health and safety requirements administered by the Department of Social Services. Under the provisions of the bill, however, such child day programs shall remain subject to safety and supervisory standards established by the local government or school division offering the program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103931D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2280)
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/24/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2019Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/07/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2
02/15/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (7-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)