Social Services, Department of; electronic notices. (HB1026)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Social Services; electronic notices. Allows the Department of Social Services to deliver certain notices by electronic means, which in some cases is access to a secure portal for receipt of such notices. Under current law, such notices generally require service of notice or delivery by certified mail, return receipt requested. The bill allows the delivery by electronic means of notices of (i) intent to suspend a debtor's driver's license due to delinquency in the payment of child support; (ii) the availability of federal and state earned income tax credits to all recipients of public benefits; (iii) an action to enforce certain orders directing the payment of child or spousal support; (iv) an action to review the amount of support ordered; (v) withholding from a noncustodial parent's income for support obligations; (vi) intent to enforce a support lien by distraint, seizure, and sale of the property subject to such lien; (vii) a petition for a court order to suspend any license, certificate, registration, or other authorization to engage in a business, trade, or recreational activity issued to the obligor of a support order by the Commonwealth due to delinquency in payment; (viii) certain administrative decisions of hearing officers; and (ix) payments of public assistance benefits or child support services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101284D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1026)
01/26/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Read first time
01/28/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/29/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/12/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Read third time
02/16/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1026ER)
02/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1026ER)
02/17/2016Signed by Speaker
02/18/2016Signed by President
02/18/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/18/16
02/18/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Thursday, February 25, 2016
02/25/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 29 (effective 7/1/16)
02/25/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0029)