Abuse or neglect of a child, suspected; reports to law enforcement. (HB405)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspected abuse or neglect of a child; reports to law enforcement. Requires the local department of social services to complete a written report on a form provided by the Board of Social Services for such purpose for each case in which a local law-enforcement agency is notified of a case of suspected child abuse or neglect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102913D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB405)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB405)
02/03/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB405E
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14102913D-E
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB405E)
02/19/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2014Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Placed on Calendar
02/26/2014Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB405ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB405ER)
03/06/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 565 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0565)


spotter writes:

This just makes good sense. It ensures that no child who is abused or neglected slips through the cracks of our impenetrable social services bureaucracy.