Children's Ombudsman, Office of the, and Children's Advocacy Fund; created. (HB2381)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the Children's Ombudsman; Children's Advocacy Fund. 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, as 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. The bill also creates the Children's Advocacy Fund for the purpose of supporting the operations of the Office of the Children's Ombudsman. The Fund would be funded in part by fines collected from criminal offenses involving a child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103801D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/14/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2381)
01/28/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in Appropriations