Foster care; approval of applicant whose household includes certain individuals. (SB278)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foster care; approval of applicant whose household includes certain individuals convicted of an offense. Provides that a child-placing agency may approve an applicant as a foster care provider whose household includes an adult who has been convicted of burglary, provided that the adult was a juvenile when the offense occurred, was placed in foster care prior to turning 18 years of age, committed the offense prior to entering foster care, was placed in the home of the applicant for the purpose of foster care, and has not committed an offense since entering foster care, and the child-placing agency makes a specific finding that approving the applicant would not adversely affect the safety or well-being of any child placed with the applicant for purposes of foster care. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100490D
01/05/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB278)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB278)
01/31/2014Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N)


spotter writes:

Bad idea, allowing foster kids to live with a convicted felon.