Child abuse or neglect; mandatory reporting by eligibility workers; penalty. (HB56)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect by eligibility workers. Requires any person employed by a local department of social services who determines eligibility for public assistance to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the local department or the Department of Social Services' toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline. The bill is effective on January 1, 2007 and the Department of Social Services must provide training to implement its provisions. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


12/14/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063321302
12/14/2005Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2006Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB56)
02/10/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 062482302-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062482302-H1
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB56H1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB56H1)
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB56ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB56ER)
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 1/1/07)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)