Adoption; disclosure of identifying information. (HB407)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption; disclosure of identifying information. Provides that in cases in which an adult adopted person seeks disclosure of identifying information about his birth parents and consent of the birth parents is not obtainable due to the death or mental incapacity of the birth parents, the Commissioner of Social Services shall release the identifying information requested upon a showing of good cause as to why the information should be made available. In cases in which the Commissioner refuses to disclose the information requested, the adult adopted person may apply to the circuit court for an order to disclose the information. Currently, an adult adopted person seeking disclosure of identifying information when his birth parents are unable to consent due to death or mental incapacity must petition the circuit court for release of identifying information. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101052D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/09/2014Assigned HWI sub: # 2
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/21/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB407)
01/22/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB407)
01/24/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/14/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 1-N)
02/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Read third time
02/18/2014Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/20/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB407ER)
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB407ER)
02/20/2014Signed by Speaker
02/22/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 127 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0127)


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.