Kinship foster care; removal of child from physical custody of kinship foster parent. (SB400)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Kinship foster care; removal. Provides that a child placed in kinship foster care shall not be removed from the physical custody of the kinship foster parent, provided the child has been living with the kinship foster parent for six consecutive months and the placement continues to meet approval standards for foster care, unless the kinship foster parent consents to the removal; removal is agreed upon at a family partnership meeting; removal is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction; or removal is warranted pursuant to 63.2-1517 of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100563D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB400)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB400)
01/31/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Read second time
02/04/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB400E
02/04/2014Printed as engrossed 14100563D-E
02/05/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB400E)
02/18/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Read third time
02/21/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/21/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB400ER)
02/25/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB400ER)
02/25/2014Signed by Speaker
02/27/2014Signed by President
03/17/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 257 (effective 7/1/14)
03/17/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)


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 40 seconds.