Foster or adoptive homes; background checks, etc., for applicants. (SB689)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foster care; barrier crimes. Directs the Department of Social Services (the Department), together with relevant stakeholders, to develop recommendations regarding changes to provisions governing criminal history background checks and barrier crimes for applicants to serve as a foster or adoptive home and requires the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by October 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104423D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB689)
02/04/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2022Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/22/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22107295D-H1
03/03/2022Read second time
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107295D-H1
03/04/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB689H1
03/04/2022Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N)_
03/04/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB689H1)
03/08/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Title replaced 22107295D-H1
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB689ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB689ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 432 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)

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