Adoption; allows birth parent to recommend adoptive parents. (HB729)

Introduced By

Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan) with support from co-patrons Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), and Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Birth parent recommendation of adoptive parents. Creates a new adoption procedure that allows the birth parent to recommend adoptive parents. Additionally, the birth parent can choose between more open parental placement adoption procedures or maintain privacy through use of the agency adoption procedures. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062850412
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2006Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB729)
02/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Committee substitute printed 062870412-H1
02/08/2006Read first time
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Substitute bill reprinted 062870412-H1
02/09/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062870412-H1
02/09/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB729H1
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB729H1)
02/10/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to Senate
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/01/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB729ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB729ER)
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)