Foster care; independent living services. (SB862)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foster care; independent living services. Extends from 60 days to 180 days the period after discontinuation of independent living services during which a person in foster care who has not yet reached the age of 21 may request restoration of independent living services. The bill requires local departments to provide information and counseling to persons ages 18 to 21 who elect to leave foster care or terminate independent living services regarding available independent living services, should the person choose to continue receiving them, and the option and process of restoration of services, should the person choose to discontinue them. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act passed during the 2013 Session of the General Assembly, which becomes law.

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Bill Has Failed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101206D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB862)
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB862)
01/21/2013Impact statement from DHCD (SB0862)
01/22/2013Assigned Rehab sub: Social Services
01/25/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB862E
01/29/2013Printed as engrossed 13101206D-E
01/30/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB862E)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2013Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013Left in Appropriations