Barrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health services, exception. (HB1269)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from 29 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Destiny LeVere Bolling (D-Glen Allen), Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke), Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Michael Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Fairfax), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Josh Thomas (D-Gainesville), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
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Signed by Governor
Became Law


Barrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health services; exception. Permits the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, providers of substance abuse or mental health services to adults, and community services boards and behavioral health authorities to hire applicants convicted of certain barrier crimes of misdemeanor assault and battery or involving controlled substances provided that such conviction occurred more than four years prior to the application date for employment. This bill is identical to SB 626. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101179D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1269)
01/23/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Committee substitute printed 24106182D-H1
02/01/2024Read first time
02/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1269H1)
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Committee substitute rejected 24106182D-H1
02/02/2024Engrossed by House
02/05/2024Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/16/2024Committee substitute printed 24107793D-S1
02/16/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1269S1)
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107793D-S1
02/20/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1269S1
02/20/2024Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24107793D-S1 (1-Y 98-N)
02/22/2024VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2024House acceded to request
02/28/2024Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2024Delegates: Price, Tran, Cherry
02/29/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
02/29/2024Senators: Pillion, Perry, Carroll Foy
03/07/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2024Conference substitute printed 24109030D-H2
03/07/2024Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 3-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: Adoption (93-Y 3-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N)
03/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1269H2)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1269ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/03/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1269ER)
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/24)

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