Children's residential facility; Off. of Children's Ombudsman to interview children in foster care. (HB317)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Gardner (D-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the Children's Ombudsman; children's residential facility. Authorizes the Office of the Children's Ombudsman to request that the Department of Social Services, the local department of social services, a children's residential facility, or a child-placing agency grant access and provide consent to interview children in foster care who are the subject of or the complainant in an investigation. The bill also contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103166D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB317)
01/24/2024Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/30/2024Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
02/01/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read first time
02/06/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Read third time
02/27/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB317ER)
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB317ER)
03/04/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 280 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0280)

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