Child day program or family day system; operating or engaging in the conduct thereof. (HB1636)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Operating or engaging in the conduct of a child day program or family day system without a license; penalty. Clarifies that, for the purpose of the Class 4 felony prescribed for any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child younger than the age of 18 who by willful act or willful omission or refusal to provide any necessary care for the child's health causes or permits serious injury to the life or health of such child, the term "willful act or willful omission" includes operating or engaging in the conduct of a child day program or family day system without first obtaining a license such person knows is required by relevant law or after such license has been revoked or has expired and not been renewed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101181D
01/07/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB1636)
01/24/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1636)
01/26/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2023Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2023Engrossed by House as amended HB1636E
02/06/2023Printed as engrossed 23101181D-E
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/13/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1636E)
02/15/2023Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2023Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1636ER)
02/24/2023Signed by Speaker
02/25/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1636ER)
02/25/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/21/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 128 (effective 7/1/23)
03/21/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0128)

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