Independent living services; foster children committed to Department of Juvenile Justice. (SB863)

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


Independent living services. Provides that local departments of social services and licensed child-placing agencies may make independent living services available to persons 18 to 21 years of age who are released from commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice after reaching 18 years of age and who were committed or entrusted to the care of a local board of social services or child-placing agency at the time they were committed to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100686D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Rereferred from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2013Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB863)
01/22/2013Assigned Rehab sub: Social Services
01/25/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104451D-S1
01/28/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB863S1)
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104451D-S1
01/29/2013Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2013Amendment by Senator Favola agreed to
01/29/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB863ES1
01/29/2013Printed as engrossed 13104451D-ES1
01/30/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB863ES1)
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 reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB863
02/15/2013Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013House amendment agreed to by Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB863ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB863ER)
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 362 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0362)


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.


Rev. J. E. Gash writes:

THE ACTIVE HAND Ministry, a 501 c3 grassroots, community organizing, organization, wholeheartedly endorse the passing of SB863.

Liane Rozzell writes:

Families & Allies of Virginia's Youth supports this bill.