Child-placing agencies; conscience clause. (HB1932)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child-placing agencies; conscience clause; repeal. Repeals provisions that allow child-placing agencies to refuse to perform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed placement violates the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies. The bill provides that any child-placing agency that operates pursuant to the provisions of the conscience clause prior to February 1, 2021, may continue to do so until January 1, 2022, but only with regard to placements made prior to February 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


02/23/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101283D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1932)
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 2-N)
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1932E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21101283D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (53-Y 43-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (53-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1932E)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Committee substitute printed 21200177D-S1
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed by for the day
02/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1932S1)
02/17/2021Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/17/2021Recommitted to Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2021Left in Rehabilitation and Social Services