Child welfare agencies; summary suspension. (SB1435)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child welfare agencies and assisted living facilities; summary suspension. Allows the Commissioner of Social Services to issue an order of summary suspension of the license of any child welfare agency when conditions or practices exist that pose an immediate and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the children receiving care. The bill allows the Commissioner, in issuing an order of summary suspension, to suspend the license of the child welfare agency or to suspend only certain authority of the child welfare agency to operate, including the authority to provide certain services or perform certain functions that the Commissioner determines should be restricted or modified in order to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the children receiving care. The bill establishes notice, hearing, appeal, and posting requirements for such summary suspensions. The bill also amends the summary suspension procedures for licensed assisted living facilities to align such procedures with the summary suspension procedures established in the bill for child welfare agencies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102035D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1435)
01/22/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19105294D-S1
02/01/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105294D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1435S1
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1435S1)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed by temporarily
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1435ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1435ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 449 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)