Adoption; Department of Taxation to study current financial incentives in other states to support. (SJ377)

Introduced By

Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; financial incentives in other states to support adoption; report. Requests the Department of Taxation to examine current financial incentives in other states to support adoption. The Commonwealth currently does not offer any tax assistance to promote adoption. Cites prior studies that reveal the pressing need to find homes for children, but conclude that financial costs are a barrier to adoption. Read the Bill »


02/27/2007: Passed the Senate


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074702784
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2007Impact statement from TAX (SJ377)
02/05/2007Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SJ377E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 074702784-E
02/06/2007Reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/08/2007Impact statement from TAX (SJ377E)
02/16/2007Taken up
02/16/2007Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ377ER)