Child welfare; imposes certain mandates related to protection and encouragement of children. (HB600)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child welfare mandates. Imposes certain mandates related to the protection and encouragement of children, including a requirement that certain information and options be given to a child in connection with foster care plans, the imposition of certain age-appropriate restrictions, and requirements of both the courts and the Department of Social Services regarding foster care plans. Read the Bill »


04/01/2016: signed by governor


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101843D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB600)
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB600E
02/08/2016Printed as engrossed 16101843D-E
02/09/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB600E)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/29/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Read third time
03/02/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB600ER)
03/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB600ER)
03/04/2016Signed by Speaker
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/08/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/8/2016
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 631 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0631)