Autism services; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (HJ105)

Introduced By

Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; autism services; report. Requests the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, together with the Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Health Professions, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, Department of Rehabilitative Services, and other interested stakeholders including Commonwealth Autism Services, Virginia Institute for Autism, Autism Treatment Network, Autism Society of America, Autism Coalition for Treatment, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the Autism Research Institute, clinicians in private practice, parents of children affected by autism, and others to study autism services to identify and evaluate best practices in the provision of services for the diagnosis, treatment and management of autism; methods of providing services to persons with autism; and to identify ways to disseminate information regarding best practices Read the Bill »


03/12/2008: Passed the House


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083150760
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2008Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Committee substitute printed 084228760-H1
02/08/2008Taken up
02/08/2008Committee substitute agreed to 084228760-H1
02/08/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ105H1
02/08/2008Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Reading waived
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/2008Reported from Rules
03/04/2008Reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/12/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ105ER)