Adoptions; prior to placement, agency must provide explanation of adoption process. (HB1133)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Entrustment agreements.  Clarifies requirements for a valid entrustment agreement terminating parental rights to a child and authorizing a local board of social services or licensed child-placing agency to consent to the adoption of a child, and clarifies the requirement for counseling of birth parents, to include the provision of oral and written explanation of the adoption process, legal effects of adoption, and alternatives to adoption. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Introduced by request
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102573D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1133)
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Committee substitute printed 10104736D-H1
01/29/2010Read first time
02/01/2010Passed by for the day
02/02/2010Passed by for the day
02/03/2010Read second time
02/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104736D-H1
02/03/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1133H1
02/04/2010Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/04/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1133H1)
02/19/2010Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Committee substitute printed 10105476D-S1
02/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105476D-S1
02/23/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1133S1
02/23/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Placed on Calendar
02/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1133S1)
02/25/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105476D-S1 (92-Y 7-N)
02/25/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (92-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1133ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/06/2010Signed by President
03/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1133ER)
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB1133ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 855 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0855)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.