Kinship foster care; notice and appeal. (SB307)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Kinship foster care; notice and appeal. Requires local boards of social services (local boards), upon receiving a request from a child's relative to become a kinship foster parent, to provide the relative with any forms and materials that must be submitted to become a kinship foster parent within 15 days. The bill requires local boards, upon denying a relative's request to become a kinship foster parent, to provide to the relative (i) a clear and specific explanation of the reasons for denial, (ii) a statement that such denial is appealable, and (iii) information regarding the procedure for filing such appeal. The bill allows relatives to file an appeal regarding such decisions with the Commissioner of Social Services and requires the Board of Social Services to adopt certain regulations regarding the timeline of such appeals. This bill is identical to HB 716. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100568D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/14/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB307)
01/26/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Passed by for the day
01/31/2022Read second time
01/31/2022Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2022Amendments by Senator Mason agreed to
01/31/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB307E
01/31/2022Printed as engrossed 22100568D-E
02/01/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB307E)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/22/2022Committee substitute printed 22106880D-H1
02/22/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106880D-H1
02/25/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB307H1
02/25/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB307H1)
03/01/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Title replaced 22106880D-H1
03/04/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB307ER)
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB307ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/04/2022Signed by Speaker
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 562 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)

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