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CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (2012) -  Background Screening

by Health & Human Services Committee and Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee and Holder (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Campbell; Snyder
Revises exemptions from background screening requirements for certain mental health personnel & law enforcement officers; eliminates rule that requires AHCA to stagger rescreening schedules; revises provisions relating to background screening for persons rendering care in consumer-directed care program; revises provisions relating to general vocational rehabilitation programs; requires registration of service providers; requires background screening & rescreening of certain persons having contact with vulnerable persons; provides exemptions; provides disqualifying offenses; provides that cost of screening shall be borne by provider or person being screened; provides conditions for denial, suspension, termination, or revocation of registration or other agreements; provides for notice; provides applicability; includes person who has access to client's personal identification information within definition of term "direct service provider"; exempts certain professionals licensed by DOH, attorneys in good standing, relatives of clients, & certain volunteers from level 2 background screening; exempts certain licensed professionals & persons from further screening; provides requirements for screening of direct service providers; requires vendors who submit fingerprints on behalf of employers to meet specified criteria; authorizes employer to hire employee to position that otherwise requires background screening before completion of screening process for purpose of training employee; prohibits employee from having direct contact with vulnerable persons until screening process is complete; creates Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse under AHCA, in consultation with FDLE; provides for specified agencies to share results of criminal history checks; provides exemption for certain employees who have undergone criminal history check before clearinghouse is operational; requires application for initial licensure in profession regulated by DOH to include fingerprints submitted by approved vendor after specified date; requires applicant to pay costs of fingerprint processing; provides procedures for submission of fingerprints by private vendors, private entities, & public agencies; specifies standards for electronic submission of fingerprints.
Effective Date: April 6, 2012
Last Event: Chapter No. 2012-73 on Sunday, April 8, 2012 7:47 PM

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Bill Text

    • 491213 , Holder (HHSC) Date Filed: 02/15/12, Line#: 331 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 02/16/2012 01:43 PM
    • 942789 , Holder (HHSC) Date Filed: 02/15/12, Line#: 470 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 02/16/2012 01:43 PM
    • 327373 , Holder (HHSC) Date Filed: 02/15/12, Line#: 562 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 02/16/2012 01:44 PM
    • 111011 , Holder (HHSC) Date Filed: 02/15/12, Line#: 851 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 02/16/2012 01:44 PM
    • 878599 , Holder (HHSC) Date Filed: 02/15/12, Line#: 947 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 02/16/2012 01:44 PM
    • 545059 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 61 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:10 PM
    • 088263 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 72 House(c): Withdrawn 01/25/2012 05:10 PM
    • 589909 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 107 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:09 PM
    • 684339 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 193 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:09 PM
    • 938095 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 219 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:09 PM
    • 879983 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 279 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:10 PM
    • 724391 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 411 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:10 PM
    • 471799 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 440 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/25/2012 05:09 PM
    • 855363 , Holder (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/24/12, Line#: 489 House(c): Withdrawn 01/25/2012 05:10 PM
    • SA 472003 , Grant, J. (CRJS) Date Filed: 01/25/12, Line#: 489 House(c): Withdrawn 01/25/2012 05:10 PM
    • 184877 , Holder (HSAS) Date Filed: 01/14/12, Line#: 91 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/17/2012 06:18 PM
    • 939349 , Holder (HSAS) Date Filed: 01/14/12, Line#: 342 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/17/2012 06:18 PM

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 02/23/2012 02:21 PM   Yeas: 114 Nays: 0 Action: Passage Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 864] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/07/2012 09:58 AM   Yeas: 39 Nays: 0 Action: Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 8] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: Chapter No. 2012-73 Time: 04/08/2012 - 7:47 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Approved by Governor Time: 04/06/2012 - 7:08 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Signed by Officers and presented to Governor Time: 03/23/2012 - 10:47 AM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: H Ordered enrolled Time: 03/07/2012 - 11:26 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H In Messages Time: 03/07/2012 - 11:26 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 911 Time: 03/07/2012 - 9:58 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Read 3rd time -SJ 910 Time: 03/07/2012 - 9:56 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Placed on 3rd reading Time: 03/06/2012 - 10:30 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 880 Time: 03/06/2012 - 10:30 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Substituted for CS/CS/SB 320 -SJ 880 Time: 03/06/2012 - 10:30 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 880 Time: 03/06/2012 - 10:29 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations; Budget -SJ 880 Time: 03/06/2012 - 10:28 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S Received -SJ 822 Time: 03/04/2012 - 4:06 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: S Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations; Budget -SJ 822 Time: 03/02/2012 - 5:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: S In Messages Time: 02/24/2012 - 4:40 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 02/24/2012 - 3:52 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Passage on third reading Time: 02/23/2012 - 2:21 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H CS passed; YEAS 114, NAYS 0 Time: 02/23/2012 - 2:20 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 02/23/2012 - 2:20 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Added to Third Reading Calendar Time: 02/22/2012 - 5:17 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Placed on 3rd reading Time: 02/22/2012 - 3:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 02/22/2012 - 3:33 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/22/2012) Time: 02/20/2012 - 6:40 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 02/20/2012 - 5:19 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 02/20/2012 - 5:19 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Bill referred to House Calendar Time: 02/20/2012 - 10:34 AM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H CS Filed Time: 02/17/2012 - 4:22 PM Member: Committee: Version: c3
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Time: 02/17/2012 - 4:22 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Reported out of Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/17/2012 - 4:18 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c2
Event: H Favorable with CS by Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/16/2012 - 11:00 AM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c2
Event: H Added to Health & Human Services Committee agenda Time: 02/14/2012 - 4:11 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c2
Event: H Now in Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/31/2012 - 2:09 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c2
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/31/2012 - 2:09 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c2
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/30/2012 - 7:02 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H CS Filed Time: 01/30/2012 - 11:34 AM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Time: 01/30/2012 - 11:34 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Reported out of Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/30/2012 - 11:23 AM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: c1
Event: H Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/25/2012 - 1:30 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: c1
Event: H Added to Criminal Justice Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/23/2012 - 4:17 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: c1
Event: H Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/20/2012 - 1:28 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: c1
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/20/2012 - 1:28 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c1
Event: H Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/20/2012 - 1:28 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: c1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/19/2012 - 7:48 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H CS Filed Time: 01/19/2012 - 7:43 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Time: 01/19/2012 - 7:43 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Time: 01/18/2012 - 6:02 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable with CS by Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Time: 01/17/2012 - 6:00 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/12/2012 - 4:14 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/10/2012 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Time: 12/21/2011 - 1:25 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 12/21/2011 - 1:25 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee Time: 12/21/2011 - 1:25 PM Member: Committee: Criminal Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Time: 12/21/2011 - 1:25 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 12/07/2011 - 11:41 AM Member: Holder Committee: Version: __