Adoption and foster care; barrier crimes, exception. (SB920)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Adoption and foster care; barrier crimes; exception. Allows a child-placing agency to approve as an adoptive or foster parent an applicant convicted of any offense set forth in the definition of barrier crime in clause (iv) of § 19.2-392.02 who has had his civil rights restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority, provided that eight years have elapsed following the conviction and that the applicant (i) has complied with all obligations imposed by the criminal court; (ii) has completed a substance abuse treatment program; (iii) has completed a drug test administered by a laboratory or medical professional within 90 days prior to being approved, and such test returned with a negative result; and (iv) complies with any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services. This bill is identical to HB 437. Amends § 63.2-1721, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103695D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB920)
01/26/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Committee substitute printed 18107317D-H1
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB920H1)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107317D-H1
02/28/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB920H1
02/28/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Title replaced 18107317D-H1
03/06/2018Enrolled
03/06/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB920ER)
03/06/2018Signed by Speaker
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB920ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0573)