Foster care; require code of ethics agreement signed by head of every foster home, etc. (SB643)

Introduced By

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


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085680336
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB643)
01/25/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Committee substitute printed 085704336-S1
01/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB643S1)
01/29/2008Read second time
01/29/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2008Committee substitute agreed to 085704336-S1
01/29/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB643S1
01/30/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/14/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2008Read second time
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/18/2008Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB643ER)
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB643ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 240 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 241 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB850.