Child abuse or neglect, suspected; time period for investigation. (SB1117)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect; time period for investigation and report; school division employees. Clarifies that, in cases of alleged child abuse or neglect where the subject of the report is an employee of a school division who is suspected of abusing or neglecting a child in the course of his educational employment, the time period for investigating reports of alleged child abuse or neglect, making a determination of whether the report is founded or unfounded, and transmitting the required report to the Department of Social Services and the person who is the subject of the investigation shall be mandatory and every local department shall make the required determination and report within the specified time period without delay. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100287D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2015Rereferred from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1117)
01/30/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2015Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Read second time
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1117ER)
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1117ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 524 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)


spotter writes:

Wow, why is this law even necessary? So we have a law stating that public agencies have to obey the law? Sort of a window on the low, low level of practice in our local social services departments, isn't it?