Criminal records; effect of criminal convictions on licensure, data to be included in report. (SB409)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; effect of criminal convictions on licensure; data to be included in biennial report. Provides for consideration of certain factors to be made by any regulatory board through an individualized assessment prior to denying an application for licensure, certification, or registration for any occupation or profession regulated by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation where such denial was made in whole or in part upon the existence of the applicant's criminal record. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2023 Session of the General Assembly, and the bill requires, beginning July 1, 2025, the Department to include certain data related to the criminal history of applicants to each regulatory board in its biennial report. This bill is identical to HB 282 and contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104209D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time
01/24/2022Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2022Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB409E
01/24/2022Printed as engrossed 22104209D-E
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB409E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/01/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
03/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22107412D-H1
03/08/2022Read second time
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107412D-H1
03/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB409H1
03/09/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB409H1)
03/10/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House insisted on substitute
03/10/2022House requested conference committee
03/10/2022Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Morrissey, McPike, Bell
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Coyner, Bell, Leftwich, Mullin
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/12/2022VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB409ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/23/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB409ER)
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective - see bill)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)

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