Adoption; proper notice of proceeding to legal custodian. (HB94)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Legal custodian; parties to a pending custody or visitation case; notice of adoption proceeding. Provides that a legal custodian of a child being placed for adoption, and any other named parties in pending cases in which the custody or visitation of such child is at issue, shall be entitled to proper notice of any adoption proceeding and an opportunity to be heard. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/11/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102572D
12/11/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2020Assigned HWI sub: Welfare
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB94)
01/14/2020Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/21/2020Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2020Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB94E
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20102572D-E
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB94E)
02/07/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read third time
02/11/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB94ER)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB94ER)
02/13/2020Signed by Speaker
02/13/2020Signed by President
02/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 17, 2020
02/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 24, 2020
02/24/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (effective 7/1/20)
02/24/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)