Post-adoption services; listing of services available to families. (SB834)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Post-adoption services. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records, when issuing a new certificate of birth pursuant to an adoption, to provide adoptive parents with a document listing all post-adoption services available to adoptive families. The bill requires the Department of Social Services to create, annually update, and make this document available on its website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101798D
01/05/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB834)
01/23/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Committee substitute printed 15104229D-S1
01/26/2015Incorporates SB1104
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Read second time
01/27/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104229D-S1
01/27/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB834S1
01/28/2015Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB834S1)
02/10/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Read second time
02/12/2015Read third time
02/12/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB834ER)
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB834ER)
02/16/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Signed by President
02/20/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/20/15
02/20/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Friday, February 27, 2015
02/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 (effective 7/1/15)
02/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0017)


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 30 seconds.