Adoption laws; technical changes. (HB1985)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption laws; administrative changes. Changes the adoption laws to bring them up to date with the amendments made last session. Makes the change regarding notice of the entrustment and adoption from 21 to 15 days consistent throughout the adoption statutes and clarifies that if the putative father's identity is reasonably ascertainable, he must be noticed as the Putative Father Registry dictates. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 076062525
01/05/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1985)
01/18/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2007Committee substitute printed 077218525-H1
01/30/2007Read first time
01/31/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1985EH1
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077218525-H1
01/31/2007Amendment by Delegate Toscano agreed to
01/31/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1985EH1
01/31/2007Printed as engrossed 077218525-EH1
02/01/2007Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Communicated to Senate
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1985EH1)
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Committee substitute printed 070590820-S1
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070590820-S1
02/21/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1985S1
02/21/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute rejected by House (3-Y 89-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 89-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/22/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1985ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1985ER)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 623 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0623)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2046 and SB1041.