Child abuse or neglect; extension of hearings to review findings by local depts. of social services. (HB196)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Extensions of hearings to review findings by local departments of social services related to child abuse or neglect. Provides that a person who appeals a determination by a local department of social services related to child abuse or neglect to a hearing officer designated by the Commissioner of Social Services may request extensions of the hearing but that no extension causing the hearing to be delayed more than 90 days after the date on which the hearing was first scheduled to be held shall be granted absent a showing of compelling reasons to justify such extension. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101323D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2018Assigned HWI sub:
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB196)
01/15/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
01/16/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2018Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/26/2018Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB196)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB196E
02/05/2018Printed as engrossed 18101323D-E
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB196E)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/10/2018Left in Rehabilitation and Social Services

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB182.