Parental rights; annual foster care review. (HB1219)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), and Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Annual foster care review. Provides that, at certain foster care review hearings, the court shall inquire of the child's guardian ad litem and the local board of social services whether the child has expressed a preference that the possibility of restoring the parental rights of his parent or parents be investigated. The bill further provides that, if the child expresses or has expressed such a preference, the court shall direct the local board of social services or the child's guardian ad litem to conduct an investigation of the parent or parents. The bill provides that if, following such investigation, the local board of social services or guardian ad litem deems it appropriate to do so, either may file a petition for the restoration of parental rights. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102215D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1219)
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105717D-H1
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105717D-H1
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1219H1)
02/01/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1219H1
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1219ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1219ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 104 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0104)