Children's Ombudsman, Office of the; created. (HB710)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the Children's Ombudsman. Creates the Office of the Children's Ombudsman to provide ombudsman services, including investigation of complaints, advocacy, and information for children, parents, and citizens involved with child-serving agencies, defined in the bill. The bill provides for the Office of the Governor to conduct a needs assessment with the Department of General Services to provide for the office space needs of the Office of the Children's Ombudsman. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101877D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB710)
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws (11-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)