Foster care; require code of ethics agreement signed by head of every foster home, etc. (HB850)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foster care; Code of Ethics agreement. Requires the agreement signed by the head of every foster home or children's residential facility to set forth the conditions and mutual responsibilities of foster parents, foster care workers, and directors of child-placing agencies, including local departments. The bill requires the Board of Social Services to develop and promulgate regulations implementing the provisions of this Act with the assistance of an advisory committee comprised of representatives from foster and adoptive families, local boards and departments, child-placing agencies, judicial staff, youth in foster and adoptive homes, and other advocates or experts as the Board deems necessary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085682672
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB850)
01/24/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Committee substitute printed 085701672-H1
01/25/2008Read first time
01/28/2008Read second time
01/28/2008Committee substitute agreed to 085701672-H1
01/28/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB850H1
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB850H1)
01/29/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to Senate
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/15/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2008Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Placed on Calendar
02/21/2008Passed by for the day
02/22/2008Passed by for the day
02/25/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB850ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB850ER)
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 308 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0308)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB643.