SB 1168 - Senator Emmett Hanger, JR - R
We were honored to work with Senator Hanger on legislation, this session (2015), proposing all licensed child care providers be fingerprint background checked. Senator Hanger's bill also proposes including child care provider's children (under the age of 6) in licensing threshold provisions. A summary of the bill can be accessed, here.
HB 1931 (Cami's Law) - Delegate Richard Anderson - R
We were honored to work with Delegate Anderson on legislation, this session (2015), proposing all licensed child care providers be fingerprint background checked. We are incredibly grateful to Delegate Anderson for naming this bill "Cami's Law".
Del Anderson and Senator Hanger's bills mirror each other, which allows us a greater chance of passing in the Senate and House. We are incredibly thankful for these 2 bills, and the willingness of the Senator Hanger and Delegate Anderson, for introducing them. A summary of HB 1931 bill can be accessed, here.
Del Anderson's bill HB 1929 - child care licensing threshold provisions, can be accessed, here.
House Bill (HB 412) - Mandated task force, for implementation of fingerprint checks in Virginia, for child care providers.
In 2014 we partnered with Child Care Aware of Virginia to co-write and champion HB412 (Delegate Anderson - R) and SB639 (Senator Emmett Hanger - R), passed both the House and the Senate, unanimously.
HB412 is the first step in the implementation of mandatory fingerprint background checks for all childcare providers. This will provide extra security and reassurance to parents, on who they're "really" leaving their children with, while they work.
Elly Lafkin sat on the HB412 task force providing a working mother’s perspective as Virginia wrote their recommendations on implementation of fingerprints, throughout the summer of 2014. The task force was able to comprise a system that will bring a net revenue of over $825,000 per year, to the state of Virginia.
To read the task force's recommendations please click, here.