Parental or legal custodial powers; delegation of powers, child-placing agency. (HB2542)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Temporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Allows a parent or legal custodian of a minor to delegate to another person by a properly executed power of attorney any powers regarding care, custody, or property of the minor for a period not exceeding 180 days. The bill provides that a parent or legal custodian who is a service member, as defined in the bill, may delegate such powers for a period of longer than 180 days while on active duty service, but specifies that such a period is not to exceed such active duty service plus 30 days. The bill provides that any such power of attorney shall be signed by all persons with authority to make decisions concerning the child, the person to whom powers are delegated under the power of attorney, and a representative of a licensed child-placing agency that assists parents and legal guardians with the process of delegating parental and legal custodial powers of their children. The bill specifies that such licensed child-placing agency will be subject to background checks and must develop and implement written policies for certain services and provide staff and provider training. The bill further requires that any person to whom any such powers are delegated shall comply with background check requirements established by regulations of the Board of Social Services or otherwise provided by law. Amends § 63.2-100, § 63.2-1715, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103471D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2542)
01/17/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105682D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2542H1)
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105682D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2542H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House (71-Y 27-N 1-A)
01/31/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 27-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Enrolled
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2542ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2542ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 297 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)

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