Children's Services Ombudsman, Office of; created. (SB208)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Office of Children's Services Ombudsman. Creates, within the legislative branch, the Office of Children's Services Ombudsman. The mission of the office is to protect children and parents from harmful agency action or inaction; investigate the acts of state and local administrative agencies adversely affecting children; recommend appropriate changes toward the goals of safeguarding the rights of children and parents; and promote higher standards of competency, efficiency, and justice in the administration of child protection and child welfare laws. The office is to be headed by a Director appointed by the Joint Rules Committee. The bill also contains an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act for active investigations conducted by the office. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063027728
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2006Passed by in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Letter sent to the Youth Commission
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB208)