Social Services, Department of; collection of data regarding substance abuse. (HB1429)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Social Services; collection of data regarding substance abuse that results in removal of child from home. Provides that whenever the primary reason for removing a child from his home by a local board of social services is categorized as substance abuse by his parent or guardian, including removal due to in utero drug exposure, the Department of Social Services shall, to the extent possible, collect and record information regarding the specific drugs taken by the parent or guardian. The bill requires the Department to develop a process and system to collect, collate, and report such data by July 1, 2019, and to implement such process and system by July 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104207D
01/16/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1429)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations