Foster care; visitation rights for siblings. (HB1143)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), and Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foster care; visitation rights for birth siblings. Grants circuit courts and juvenile and domestic relations district courts the authority to grant visitation rights to birth siblings, in addition to the natural parents and grandparents, of any child entrusted or committed to foster care. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088068504
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1143)
01/31/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Read first time
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1143E
02/04/2008Printed as engrossed 088068504-E
02/05/2008Engrossed bill reprinted 088068504-E
02/05/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to Senate
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1143E)
02/15/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1143ER)
02/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1143ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 187 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 188 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)