Kinship foster care placements; Commissioner of Social Services may grant variance from requirement. (SB299)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Kinship foster care placements. Provides that the Commissioner of Social Services may grant a variance from requirements governing approval of foster homes for children if the placement is a kinship foster care placement, the requirement would impose a hardship on the kinship foster care provider, and the variance will not adversely affect the safety and well-being of the child. The bill also provides that a local board of social services or child-placing agency may approve a kinship foster care provider who has been convicted of a felony related to the possession of drugs other than felony offenses related to possession with the intent to distribute drugs, a misdemeanor conviction for arson, or an equivalent offense in anther state, provided 10 years have elapsed since the date of the conviction and the local board or child-placing agency makes a specific finding that the placement would not endanger the safety or well-being of the child. Amends § 63.2-900.1, § 63.2-901.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102966D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB299)
01/27/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12104791D-S1
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB299S1)
01/30/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104791D-S1
01/31/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB299S1
02/01/2012Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB299
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2012Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012House amendments agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Enrolled
02/27/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB299ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB299ER)
02/28/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 568 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0568)

Video

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 2 minutes.