Mutual Consent Adoption Registry; created. (HB730)

Introduced By

Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Creation of a mutual consent adoption registry; sunset. Creates a mutual consent adoption registry that allows birth parents and adoptees to exchange identifying information after the adoptee has reached 21 years of age. Requires the Board of Social Services to establish the registry and assess a fee for registrants. The fee is to be the lowest fee that will cover the costs associated with operating the registry, but it shall not exceed $50 per registrant. The bill includes a sunset of July 1, 2009. The provisions of the bill are subject to an appropriation of funds in the General Appropriation Act. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061176412
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB730)
01/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB730)
02/02/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 064772412-H1
02/03/2006Read first time
02/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB730H1)
02/06/2006Read second time
02/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064772412-H1
02/06/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB730H1
02/07/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Communicated to Senate
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB730H1)
02/17/2006Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/22/2006Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2006Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Placed on Calendar
02/28/2006Senate amendment rejected by House (3-Y 93-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 93-N)
03/02/2006Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/03/2006House acceded to request
03/03/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2006Delegates: McQuigg, O'Bannon, Howell, A.T.
03/06/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2006Senators: O'Brien, Devolites Davis, Herring
03/09/2006Conference substitute printed 069259412-H2
03/09/2006Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB730H2)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB730ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (HB730ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/29/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB730ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (HB730ER2)
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 849 (effective - see bill)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0849)