Child abuse and neglect; amends definition, valid complaint. (HB1334)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child abuse and neglect; valid complaint. Amends the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include a child who is sexually exploited or abused by an intimate partner of the child's parent or caretaker and allows a complaint of child abuse or neglect to be deemed valid by a local department of social services (local department) in such instances. The bill allows a complaint of child abuse or neglect that alleges child trafficking to be deemed valid regardless of who the alleged abuser is or whether the alleged abuser has been identified. The bill requires a local department that receives a complaint or report of child abuse or neglect over which it does not have jurisdiction to forward such complaint or report to the appropriate local department, if the local department that does have jurisdiction is located in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104535D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1334)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/25/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1334ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1334ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 366 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0366)

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