Kinship foster care; notice and appeal. (SB307)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 an application to become a kinship foster parent within 15 days. The bill requires local boards, upon denying a relative's application 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) an explanation of 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. Read the Bill »

Status

01/26/2022: passed committee

History

DateAction
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)

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