Children's Ombudsman, Office of the; established. (HB1301)

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 established. Establishes the Office of the Children's Ombudsman as a means of effecting changes in policy, procedure, and legislation; educating the public; investigating and reviewing actions of the State Department of Social Services, local departments of social services, child-placing agencies, or child-caring institutions; and monitoring and ensuring compliance with relevant statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to children's protective services and the placement, supervision, treatment, and improvement of delivery of care to children in foster care and adoptive homes. The Office of the Children's Ombudsman is headed by the Children's Ombudsman, who is appointed for a term of four years by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


02/19/2020: passed committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102686D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1301)
02/04/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20105383D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Referred from Appropriations
02/05/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1301H1)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1301H1)
02/07/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107930D-H2
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 20105383D-H1
02/10/2020Committee on Courts of Justice substitute agreed to 20107930D-H2
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1301H2
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1301H2)
02/10/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1301H2)
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108532D-S1
02/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

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