Special immigrant juvenile status; jurisdiction. (SB1181)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special immigrant juvenile status; jurisdiction. Permits the juvenile and domestic relations district court to retain jurisdiction in cases where a child has petitioned the court to make findings of fact that would allow the child to apply for or receive a state or federal benefit until such child reaches 21 years of age for the purpose of entering findings of fact or amending past orders, to include findings of fact necessary for the person to petition the federal government for status as a special immigrant juvenile. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102430D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/18/2021Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2021Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1181)
02/16/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Passed House (64-Y 35-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1181ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1181ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 286 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0286)