Adoption by stepparent; background checks. (HB1758)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption by stepparent; background check. Removes, effective July 1, 2019, the ability of a prospective adoptive parent, who is a spouse of a birth parent or parent by adoption and who has filed a petition for adoption, to request the Department of State Police to conduct a national criminal background check of such prospective adoptive parent. Under current law, this provision is set to expire July 1, 2020. The bill also removes the condition that a prospective adoptive parent provide the court with a national background check of such person, but continues to require a court to consider such report. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102197D
12/21/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1758)
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice