Behavioral health providers; barrier crimes, exceptions. (HB1540)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Behavioral health providers; barrier crimes; exceptions. Adds additional crimes to the list of barrier crimes for which an exception is available in the case of employment with an adult substance abuse or mental health program at community services boards and private providers of behavioral health services licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill also allows the Department to hire individuals convicted of various barrier crimes in a position of employment at a state facility if the Department determines that the individual has been rehabilitated successfully and is not a risk to individuals receiving services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20103018D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1540)
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20106599D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106599D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1540H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (89-Y 10-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (89-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/14/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Read third time
02/18/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/18/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2020Passed Senate with amendments (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Placed on Calendar
02/20/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (3-Y 95-N)
02/20/2020VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1540H1)
02/24/2020Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2020House acceded to request
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2020Delegates: Collins, Price, Levine
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Morrissey, Hanger, Spruill
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 9-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (89-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1540ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1540ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1092 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1092)