Adoption by stepparent; background check. (HB1662)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption by stepparent; background check. Repeals the July 1, 2020, sunset on provisions that require a circuit court, when determining whether an investigation by the director of the local department of social services should be required before a final order is entered to approve as an adoptive parent the spouse of a child's birth or adoptive parent, to consider the results of a national criminal history background check conducted on the prospective adoptive parent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104538D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1662)
01/28/2020Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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