Adoption by stepparent; background checks. (HB1758)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 19.2-392.02, § 63.2-1242, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102197D
12/21/2018Committee
12/21/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1758)

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