Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. (SB876)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate permanency options. The bill sets forth eligibility criteria for the program, payment allowances to kinship guardians, and requirements for kinship guardianship assistance agreements. The bill also requires the Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations for the program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102201D
12/15/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB876)
01/13/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/13/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/25/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Reading of amendment waived
01/27/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB876E
01/27/2017Printed as engrossed 17102201D-E
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB876E)
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Appropriations