Parental rights; termination, murder of a child. (SB412)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Termination of parental rights; murder of child. Requires the court to terminate the parental rights of a parent upon finding, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that termination of parental rights is in the best interests of the child and that the parent has been convicted of an offense under the laws of the Commonwealth or a substantially similar law of any other state, the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction that constitutes murder or voluntary manslaughter, or a felony attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any such offense, and the victim of the offense was the child of the parent over whom parental rights would be terminated. The bill also requires local boards of social services to file a petition to terminate parental rights in such instances. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103115D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB412)
02/09/2022Continued to 2023 in Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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