Child care; background checks. (HB1277)

Introduced By

Del. Amy Laufer (D-Albemarle) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child care; background checks. Allows applicants for employment and applicants to serve as volunteers to work in certain child day centers, family day homes, and family day systems pending the results of a full background check, provided that (i) the applicant has received qualifying results on a fingerprint-based background check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange or the Federal Bureau of Investigation and (ii) the applicant is supervised at all times by a person who received a qualifying result on a full background check within the past five years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102756D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1277)
01/23/2024Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 1-N)
01/29/2024Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24106132D-H1
01/31/2024Read first time
02/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1277H1)
02/01/2024Read second time
02/01/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106132D-H1
02/01/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1277H1
02/02/2024Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/02/2024VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1277ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1277ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 477 (effective 7/1/24)

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