Fostering Futures program; individual participating in program subject to a background check. (HB1942)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fostering Futures program; background check. Requires individual participating in the Fostering Futures program to undergo a background check, which includes submitting to fingerprinting and a criminal history record check. The bill provides that the results of such background check shall be used for the sole purpose of determining whether other children should be placed or remain in the same foster home as the individual subject to the background check. The bill defines "individual participating in the Fostering Futures program" as a person who is 18 years of age or older but has not reached 21 years of age and is receiving foster care services through the Fostering Futures program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101366D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1942)
01/19/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Read first time
01/23/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/10/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1942ER)
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1942ER)
02/16/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 194 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0194)