Barrier crimes; adult substance abuse and mental health services, exception. (SB626)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
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 HB 1269. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103351D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB626)
02/02/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2024Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Placed on Calendar
02/07/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
02/13/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
02/15/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Committee substitute printed 24107756D-H1
02/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB626H1)
02/22/2024Read second time
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107756D-H1
02/23/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB626H1
02/23/2024Passed House with substitute (94-Y 4-N)
02/23/2024VOTE: Passage (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024House insisted on substitute
02/28/2024House requested conference committee
03/01/2024Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/2024Senators: Pillion, Perry, Carroll Foy
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2024Delegates: Price, Tran, Cherry
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109038D-S1
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 2-N)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 2-N)
03/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB626S1)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB626ER)
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 (SB626ER)
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective 7/1/24)

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