Barrier crimes; amends current requirements for DBHDS to provide, etc. (SB1176)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; barrier crimes. Amends the current barrier crimes requirements for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to provide that the Department, community services boards, and licensed providers shall not hire for compensated employment at a state facility, permit to be hired as a private provider, approve as a sponsored residential service provider, or permit to enter into a shared living arrangement with a person receiving medical assistance services any person who has been convicted of any offense set forth in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of the definition of barrier crime in § 19.2-392.02 (i) within the 10 years prior to the application date for employment, and may hire a person who has been convicted of such offenses more than 10 years prior only if he has not been convicted of any other crime or suffered from drug addiction or alcohol abuse within the 10 years prior to the application date for employment, or (ii) if such person continues on probation or parole or has failed to pay required court costs for such offenses set forth in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of the definition of barrier crime in § 19.2-392.02. Under current law, with some exceptions, the Department, community services boards, and licensed providers shall not hire for compensated employment persons who have been convicted of any offense set forth in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of the definition of barrier crime in § 19.2-392.02. Read the Bill »

Status

01/22/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101250D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1176)
01/22/2021Assigned Education sub: Health

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health’s Higher Education subcommittee on 01/26/2021. It meets on Thursdays, 3rd Floor West.

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