Children's residential facilities; criminal history background checks. (SB577)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Children's residential facilities; criminal history background checks. Allows a person who is required to undergo a background check as a condition of employment at a children's residential facility to be employed by the children's residential facility pending the results of the check of the central registry of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Department of Social Services, provided that (i) the person has received qualifying results on the fingerprint-based criminal history background check, (ii) the person does not work in the children's residential facility or any other location where children placed in such facility are present, and (iii) such employment is permitted under federal law and regulations. This bill incorporates SB 728. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103996D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22104924D-S1
01/28/2022Incorporates SB728 (Ruff)
01/28/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB577S1)
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104924D-S1
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB577S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/22/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22107291D-H1
03/03/2022Read second time
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107291D-H1
03/04/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB577H1
03/04/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/04/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB577H1)
03/08/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Title replaced 22107291D-H1
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB577ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB577ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed 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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB577ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 729 (effective 4/27/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0729)

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