Adoption; lowers amount of time child must reside with close relative. (HB241)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Close relative adoption. Lowers from three years to two years the amount of time a child must have continuously resided with or been under the physical custody of the prospective close relative adoptive parent in order for the adoption proceeding to commence in circuit court and be exempt from the parental placement provisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103409D
01/02/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB241)
01/18/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/24/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/02/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Read third time
02/06/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB241ER)
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB241ER)
02/07/2018Signed by Speaker
02/09/2018Signed by President
02/12/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/12/18
02/12/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2018
02/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 4 (effective 7/1/18)
02/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)