Early childhood mental health consultation program; DBHDS, DOE, and DSS to study developing. (HJ51)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; DOE, DBHDS, and DSS; feasibility of developing an early childhood mental health consultation program for all early care and education programs; report. Directs the Departments of Education, Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and Social Services to jointly study the feasibility of developing an early childhood mental health consultation program available to all early care and education programs serving children from birth to five years of age. The Departments shall complete their meetings by November 30, 2020, and shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an executive summary and a report of their findings and recommendations for publication as a House or Senate document by the first day of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


02/25/2020: Passed the Senate


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104885D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Taken up
02/10/2020Engrossed by House
02/10/2020Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reading waived
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/21/2020Reported from Rules with amendments
02/24/2020Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2020Agreed to by Senate with amendments by voice vote
02/27/2020Placed on Calendar
02/27/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ51ER)

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