Post-adoption services; DSS shall utilize all federal bonus payments to support. (HB2271)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption assistance payments and post-adoption services for children adopted from foster care. Expands the population of children with special needs who are eligible for adoption assistance to include a child who has significant emotional ties with his foster parents with whom he has lived for at least 12 months, when the child's foster parents wish to adopt the child and state-funded maintenance payments are necessary to facilitate the adoption. The bill also requires the Department of Social Services to develop a competitive bidding process whereby providers of post-adoption services may compete for federal adoption bonus funds in years in which the total amount of federal adoption bonus funds received by the state exceeds $100,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103328D
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2271)
01/31/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104656D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2271H1)
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104656D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2271H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/15/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2271ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2271ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 597 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.