Child day program employees and volunteers; background checks, dissemination of information. (HB508)

Introduced By

Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), and Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; background checks for child day program employees and volunteers; dissemination of information in certain circumstances. Requires the Department of Education, upon receiving a written request for a written certification from an individual, to provide written certification to an entity designated by the Department that provides staffing for child day programs that such individual satisfies all requirements set forth in relevant law and is eligible to serve as an employee, temporary employee, or volunteer in a child day program. The bill further provides that (i) each such written certification shall also state the date by which the individual is required to complete a new background check in accordance with the periodic requirement for such background checks, (ii) no such written certification shall reveal the nature of any disqualifying barrier crime committed by or founded complaint of child abuse or neglect against the individual, and (iii) any such written certification may be shared among child day programs for the purpose of facilitating the creation and maintenance of a child day program substitute staff pool system. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, there is no anticipated state fiscal impact as a result of the provisions of this bill.

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Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102635D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2024Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Read first time
02/01/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2024Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB508)
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 (HB508ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB508ER)
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
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 289 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0289)

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