Child care providers; background checks, portability. (HB2086)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers 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 a child care provider 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 care providers, prior to hiring or allowing to volunteer any individual without the completion of a background check, to obtain written certification that such individual satisfies all such requirements and is eligible to serve as an employee or volunteer. The bill also directs the Department of Education (the Department) to establish a two-year pilot program for the purpose of stabilizing and improving the quality of services provided in the Commonwealth's child care industry. The bill provides that under the pilot program a fixed sum of funds, based on the number of children served and certain other factors, will be disbursed to participating child care providers who agree to meet higher standards of quality and care, as determined by the Department. The bill requires the Department to report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1 of each year of the pilot program certain information set forth in the bill. The bill also requires the Department, in collaboration with the School Readiness Committee, to (a) identify and analyze financing strategies that can be used to support the systemic costs of high-quality child care services, ensure equitable compensation for child care staff, and better prepare children for kindergarten and (b) analyze the effectiveness of using a cost-of-quality modeling system for the child care subsidy program. The bill requires the Department to report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102558D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103805D-H1
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2086H1)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103805D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2086H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Rereferred to Education and Health
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2086ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2086ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 510 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0510)